Growing Greenprint Award
Honoring a government jurisdiction in the Sacramento Greenprint region that has made noteworthy contributions toward improving their communities by building a better urban forest.
City of Sacramento - Urban Forest Services
The City of Sacramento Department of Public
Works, Urban Forestry plays a vital role in protecting Sacramento’s urban
forest through its monitoring initiatives, and for that reason, we are proud to present them with the 2018 Growing Greenprint Award. In partnership with the Sacramento Tree
Foundation, the Urban Forestry Department works through the Save the Elms
Program (STEP) to compile volunteer-collected data and so they can monitor
Sacramento’s remaining elm trees. In the past two years alone, the City
confirmed 20+ cases of Dutch elm disease through this program. Their efforts to
stop the spread of this disease saved dozens of other elms from becoming
infected and, ultimately, chopped down. The City works tirelessly to ensure the
health and wellbeing of our urban forest, and their specific commitment to these
beloved historical elms is inspiring.