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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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Meet Jazmyn, our New Urban Ecology Intern

My name is Jazmyn and I am in my third year as an Environmental Studies student at Sacramento State University. 

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Welcome Katie, our new Volunteer Program Coordinator!

Hey there! My name is Katie Gerhart and I’m extremely humbled to call myself the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s new Volunteer Program Coordinator.

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Welcome Crystal, our new Community Forester!

By Crystal Sewell

Hey there! My name is Crystal and I couldn't be more excited to start this new chapter with the Sacramento Tree Foundation.

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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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South Sacramento Mulching Madness

By James Saetern, NeighborWoods Coordinator

We recently had two events in South Sacramento: one at Pollock Ranch Park on August 19thand the other at Nielsen Park on August 26th. With great volunteer turnouts at both events, we were able to mulch about 130 trees. We also removed trash from the parks, including candy wrappers, water bottles and even a motorcycle battery.

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