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Surprising ways trees affect our health

It's obvious how breathing polluted air can affect our lungs, but it's not as obvious how air quality impacts other aspects of our health.

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Volunteer events are back

Trees do a body good

Lessons learned from the last drought

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How to Plant a Tree

Yes, there are right and wrong ways to plant a tree. By following our best planting practices, your tree will get the best start for a long and healthy life. Watch our planting video to see best planting practices in action.

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Planting at Rio Tierra Junior High


Saturday, September 25 8:45A - 1:00P

Join us to plant trees at Rio Tierra Junior High School. These trees will provide much needed shade, clean air, clean water and improved academics for the school and neighborhood - your contribution to the community through planting these trees will last for generations to come.

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Acorn Harvester Training -- Part 2

In the field

Sunday, September 26 10:00A - 2:00P

This field session is the second part of our annual Acorn Harvester training. During class we will learn how to harvest acorns safely and within the strict harvesting guidelines utilized by our program. We will visit with an identify various native oak species, harvest acorns, and learn how to properly sort and store them post field harvest. Participants in the Zoom training on September 22 will receive a sign-up link.