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Thanks to our local media outlets for giving a voice to our trees!

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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New Life for Old Trees

by Catherine Warmerdam, Sacramento Magazine

"The Sacramento Tree Foundation has come up with a novel way to manage wood waste from the urban forest. Through a program called Urban Wood Rescue, dead trees that normally would be chipped into mulch or sent to a landfill to decompose are turned into slabs of quality kiln-dried wood prized by artisans and do-it-yourselfers."

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$1.2 billion Capitol renovation threatens historic trees in Capitol Park

by Hannah Wiley, The Sacramento Bee

"An underground visitor center would be built in front of the state Capitol... as part of the project that has a group of conservationists concerned it could affect about 100 historic trees in Capitol Park."

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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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Big Day of Giving 2020

with Olivia DeGennaro, FOX40 News

As Olivia said, Sacramento will always be the City of Trees but with that title comes great responsibility to protect our trees. Learn more about the Save the Elms Program and Big Day of Giving - and visit sactree.com/donate to make a gift that supports programs like this.

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BDOG Live: Fostering Healthy Environments

Thanks to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation for hosting a dynamic Facebook Live conversation with nonprofit leaders who are working to foster healthy environments in the Sacramento region, including American River Conservancy, Sacramento Tree Foundation, California Farmland Trust, Center for Land-Based Learning, and The Yisrael Family Farm. You can make a gift at sactree.com/donate.

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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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Trees provide clues to history of Western droughts that continue to threaten their survival

by Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee

"...The prolonged dry spell has been intensified by climate change. Hotter weather, combined with the lack of rain and snow, put additional stress on trees and plants."

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