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Fewer trees, more asthma. How Sacramento can improve its canopy and public health

by The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board

"The City Council has a duty to give residents their best shot at a healthy life. It can do this by prioritizing new tree planting and ongoing tree care for neighborhoods with less canopy."

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How Sacramento’s urban forest divides the city — and some neighborhoods are left behind

by Michael Finch II, The Sacramento Bee

"Trees cover nearly 20 percent of the city’s 100 square miles. In Land Park, for example, the canopy covers 43 percent — more than double the city-wide average. Now compare that with the 12 percent tree canopy coverage found in Meadowview in south Sacramento... Evidence has been mounting for years about the underlying benefits a hearty canopy affords to individual health."

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Greta Thunberg: 'We are ignoring natural climate solutions'

by Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Planting and protecting trees is a necessity in the fight against climate change, yet only 2% of global emissions efforts fund these types of natural climate solutions. 

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Sacramento's beloved tree canopy is in grave danger. Here's what you can do to help save it

by Ryan Lillis, The Sacramento Bee

We are partnering with The Sacramento Bee to ensure the long-term health of our tree canopy. Through the end of October, all donors and volunteers are eligible for The Bee's best subscription deal ever —the first three months of a new digital subscription are FREE.

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A tiny beetle has decimated SoCal trees. Now experts are worried about Sacramento

by Michael Finch II, The Sacramento Bee

Is the polyphagous shothole borer a threat to Sacramento's trees?

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We're in a race to save our urban canopy. Why Sacramento's trees are under threat

by Michael Finch II, The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento's trees are under the threat of climate change and disease. 

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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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Trees Are Key to Fighting Urban Heat -- But Cities Keep Losing Them

by Meg Anderson, Nora Eckert, & Sean McMinn, NPR

Planting trees can combat the effects of the urban heat island and climate change. 

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