by Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Digs Gardening
"Consider this a neighborhood watch for favorite 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."
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.
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."
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."
by Zach Fuentes, ABC10
Hear from our executive director, Jessica Sanders, about how to involve the community in bringing trees to under-canopied neighborhoods.
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."
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."