In the news

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

How ‘nature deprived’ neighborhoods impact the health of people of color

by Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic

Green spaces make people healthier and happier, but decades of systemic racism have left many people of color living in areas without access to nature.

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California “Big Trees” under threat

by Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott

Construction of the Capitol Annex Project threatens many historic, irreplaceable trees at Capitol Park.

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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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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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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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