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Speaking for the trees: Don't forget them in this heat

by Kathy Morrison, Sacramento Digs Gardening

"Be good to your trees, and they'll continue to be good to you."

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Check out SMUD's new video on how trees benefit our community

Trees make our communities beautiful, but they do so much more than that. Learn more about the benefits of trees by watching this video.

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Why communities fighting for fair policing also demand environmental justice

by Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times

"The climate crisis often hits people of color hardest, in the U.S. and around the world. It’s true in cities, where black, brown and low-income people experience hotter temperatures during deadly heat waves because their neighborhoods lack tree cover and parks, or because they’re near freeways or industrial facilities."

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Sacramento Tree Foundation Statement on Racial Justice

Our hearts are with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark and everyone whose lives have been impacted by injustice and race-based violence. Communities of color in the Sacramento region suffer from many of these same social ills that impact cities across our nation, and there is huge inequity between neighborhoods. Here is our promise to do our part to remedy this injustice.

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Urban Wood Rescue is back open for business

with Ashley Williams, Good Day Sacramento

Ashley Williams from Good Day Sacramento visited Urban Wood Rescue to learn more about how we are saving trees from the landfill.

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