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Sacramento's elms need eyes -- yours

by Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Digs Gardening

"Consider this a neighborhood watch for favorite trees."

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Explore Outdoors: Sacramento urban forest offers trip around world through trees

with Mike TeSelle, KCRA3

"Capitol Park is a 40-acre forest of trees from all around the world that surrounds the state's Capitol building."

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Sacramento ranks among worst cities for ‘heat island’ neighborhoods. New study shows why

by Margo Rosenbaum and Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento is ranked in the top 20 worst cities in the country for “heat island” neighborhoods that are significantly hotter than their surrounding environment... The effects of extreme heat are especially prominent for historically underserved populations and people living in urban communities, according to the report.

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Sacramento’s tree canopy reflects the city’s inequities. How a $250 million plan could help

by Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, The Sacramento Bee

"Sacramento is the so-called city of trees, but for many neighborhoods, that designation rings false. In some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, lush tree canopies provide shade and improved air quality, while low- and moderate-income areas such as Meadowview, Del Paso Heights, Parkway and Valley Hi suffer in the scorching sun. A new bill introduced earlier this year by Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, aims to change that."

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How to beat the heat and save money on energy

with Monica Coleman, ABC10

"Planting trees can help you keep a few bucks too. The Sacramento Tree Foundation says there is a 20-degree difference between a neighborhood with a tree canopy and one without. They also say planting a tree in your yard can help take the load off your A/C."

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California Rep. Doris Matsui introduces TREES Act to bring thousands of trees to low-income areas

by Zach Fuentes, ABC10

Hear from our executive director, Jessica Sanders, about how to involve the community in bringing trees to under-canopied neighborhoods.

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California congresswoman says expanding Sacramento's tree canopy could help underserved communities

with Brian Hickey, KCRA News

"Her TREES Act would set aside $50 million annually for five years to fund the planting of 300,000 trees. The money would be available through a cost-share grant program funded through the Department of Energy. The shade trees would be planted in residential neighborhoods to help lower energy costs and mitigate the effects of climate change through residential tree planting."

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Don't neglect your trees in the drought

by Kathy Morrison, Sacramento Digs Gardening

"...Trees in a drought are in danger of weakening or dying if not watered properly — and then you lose their multiple benefits of shade, oxygen, habitat for wildlife and just beautiful looks."

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