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Announcing our 2020 Tree Heroes

The Sacramento Tree Foundation's Tree Hero Awards recognize the people, organizations, and trees that champion our urban forest and ensure a healthy, green legacy for future generations. Watch this video to find out who this year's winners are and to get inspired by all of the good work they do!

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Advocacy Alert: Speak up for the trees of Capitol Park

by Stephanie Robinson

California's plans to renovate the East Annex of the Capitol could lead to the removal of dozens of unique and historic trees at Capitol Park. Learn how you can help.

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Save the Elms Community Scientist training now available on YouTube

Learn about the history of Sacramento's elms and how you can become a community scientist to help save our remaining elms. If you'd like to participate in summer monitoring after watching this video, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to get access to the monitoring app.

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Continuing our stewardship of the urban forest in the midst of COVID-19

Here at SacTree, we have made some adaptations to keep our community safe while also continuing our work stewarding our urban forest. We have cancelled all in-person events and appointments, while shifting many of our operations online.We will keep you updated when we have new virtual offerings and when we are fully up and running again.

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Advocacy Alert: Leave Room for Trees in New Developments

Speak for the Trees

A new state law requires all new homes to have rooftop solar, and while solar is a great option as a clean energy source, solar panels can conflict with urban trees. Here's how you can help.

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When pruning your trees, avoid these common practices

by Stephanie Robinson

When we see something often enough, sometimes we assume that must be the best way to get the job done. Unfortunately, these pruning practices are common throughout the Sacramento area, and many people continue using them simply because that's how they've always seen others do it. When pruning your trees or hiring an arborist, make sure to stay away from these harmful practices.

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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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