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Wildfire Smoke Is Poisoning California’s Kids. Some Pay a Higher Price.

by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times

"The fires sweeping across millions of acres in California aren’t just incinerating trees and houses. They’re also filling the lungs of California’s children with smoke, with potentially grave effects over the course of their lives. The effects are not evenly felt. While California as a whole has seen a steady uptick in smoke days in recent years, counties in the state’s Central Valley, which is already cursed with some of the most polluted air, were particularly hard hit by wildfire smoke this year."

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He helped plant the City of Trees. See Sacramento honor retiring Tree Foundation leader

by Daniel Kim, The Sacramento Bee

"Natomas Oaks Park is renamed the Ray and Judy Tretheway Oak Preserve on Nov. 19, 2020, by the city of Sacramento as Ray Tretheway retires from his nearly 40-year involvement with the Sacramento Tree Foundation."

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Oak grove to honor Tretheways

by Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Digs Gardening

SacTree's longtime leader retires with virtual ribbon-cutting.

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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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Harvesting acorns for Seed to Seedling

with Julissa Ortiz, Good Day Sacramento

Our Acorn Harvesters collect around 10,000 acorns from native oaks every year for our Seed to Seedling program and our reforestation efforts.

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Steady as a valley oak

by Foon Rhee, Sacramento News & Review

Ray Tretheway retires after 30 years as 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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