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Urban neighborhoods need trees for health and safety. Help us plant more in Sacramento

by Ray Tretheway, Special to The Sacramento Bee

We must plant more trees and protect mature ones to ensure health and safety for all Sacramentans. 

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What summers in Sacramento mean for our Urban Ecology team

by Loren O'Rourke

Summer in Sacramento can be hard on trees and shrubs, but our Urban Ecology team has watering trees down to a science.

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Celebrate California Arbor Week with us!

March 7-14 is California Arbor Week, when people all over the state come together to celebrate trees and the many benefits they provide. Join us for tree plantings, documentary screenings, a tree fair, and lots of fun!

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A second life for elms

by Stephanie Robinson

What happens to our elms once they get Dutch elm disease?

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Greening the Bear River Habitat Trail

by Stephanie Robinson

With the help of the community, we are hard at work transforming this area from a barren, tree-less space into a thriving wildlife habitat and recreational trail.

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A tree is worth a thousand memories

Trees witness everything from little everyday moments to the milestones that define our lives. When they have to be removed, it can be a painful loss for a family that shared so many memories under those branches. Read about why one family chose to donate their tree to Urban Wood Rescue.

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Students growing oaks for Wine Country

by Zarah Wyly

Since Sacramento's acorn crop was smaller than usual last fall, our harvest volunteers went all the way to the Bay Area. This turn of events proved especially serendipitous when the Wine Country fires broke out several weeks later. Read about how 3rd and 4th graders are growing seedlings to help us reforest these woodlands.

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Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms

by Chris Fenstermaker, Volunteer and Guest Blogger

Sacramento, the City of Trees. Our streets canopied by that signature tree. The stately…“birch”? The stately…“poplar”? No, stately only comes to mind to describe the elm!

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Arbor Week festivities: Planting trees and building community

by Matt Buland

A huge thank you to our volunteers who came together from all over Sacramento to plant 100+ trees at Stone Creek and the Bear Hollow Reservoir in Rancho Cordova earlier this month! Catch the recap here. 

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Barking Up the Right Tree: A Doggone Good Time!

By Matthew Van Donsel, Community Engagement Manager

Thanks to the Sacramento Tree Foundation, SMUD, The Growing Company, and all our community volunteers, the Sacramento SPCA now has a beautiful, shady place to walk the dogs they're sheltering. Building it was a blast too!

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