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Growing the urban forest in Folsom

by Kimmy Boyle

We are very excited to announce our newest NeighborWoods initiative in partnership with the City of Folsom. We will be working closely with city staff and the wider Folsom community to help grow, care for, and expand the city’s urban forest.

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South Sacramento residents: Get up to $5,000 for trees & jobs in your neighborhood

Apply for funding today

All neighborhoods need trees to thrive, but some areas never got their fair share. Let's work together to change this - what are your ideas to grow and care for trees in South Sacramento? Apply for funding to turn your vision into a reality and grow a healthier, greener future for your family and neighbors.

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Free fruit tree pruning & advice for South Sacramento

Sign up for the Sacramento Food Forestry Program

Thanks to additional funding from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and California Proposition 68 for our mini grant program, South Sacramento residents are eligible to receive free fruit tree care services. These services will help to ensure your trees develop well, and are on their way to a long and fruitful future.

We've teamed up with regenerative agriculture expert Dominic Allamano to support previous fruit tree recipients and other South Sacramento residents in caring for their fruit trees.

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Thankful for 2020

by Torin Dunnavant

As 2020 begins to set, we reflect upon the year. We are thankful for having gotten through 2020, and are very, very excited for things to come.

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Welcoming Jessica Sanders as the Tree Foundation's new executive director

by Stephanie Robinson

We have exciting news! After two years of succession planning in preparation for Ray Tretheway’s retirement, and a comprehensive search and interview process with many talented local and national candidates, we are very happy to announce that Jessica Sanders has accepted the position of executive director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.

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Announcing our South Sacramento mini-grant awardees

by Rachel Patten

We are so excited to announce the winners of our first round of South Sacramento NeighborWoods mini- grants! We are putting cash in the hands of residents and community groups because we know that the people who live, work and play in South Sacramento are most knowledgeable about how to grow a full and healthy tree canopy in their community. It is an honor to work with and support these TREE-mendous grant recipients in their vision and leadership towards a greener, healthier South Sac.

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No Annexation Without Representation

by Rob Turner, Sactown Magazine

"...the most controversial aspect of the project in recent months has been the plan to dig up part of Capitol Park for the private underground garage for the legislators... For those not familiar with the site, Capitol Park is essentially a living museum, filled with trees that possess cultural or historical significance—trees planted in the 1800s; trees gifted to the state by other nations; trees that were transplanted here from the battlefields of the Civil War. One tree, a coast redwood nicknamed the 'Moon Tree,' sprouted from seeds that orbited the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971."

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Natomas Oaks Park to be Renamed the Ray and Judy Tretheway Oak Preserve

"This December, Ray will retire as Executive Director at the Sacramento Tree Foundation after nearly four decades of service. Under his stewardship, the Foundation has planted over one million trees, giving Sacramento the well-earned title of the largest hand-planted urban forest in the world. Ray’s deep love for the area’s trees and his devotion to safeguarding their existence is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s legacy."

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Seeking fall colors? Visit Sacramento for autumn trees

by Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times

The state capital takes its tree-loving culture seriously, which makes it a good candidate for a fall color getaway.

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