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Tree traditions bring joy to the holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, and the Sacramento region is transformed by the colorful display of autumnal leaves, many of us are preparing for celebrations with our friends and families. Whether you are heading up to Apple Hill to pick fresh fruit for a pie, raking up a giant pile of leaves to play in, or collecting leaves and pinecones for a holiday craft – trees often play a central role in our cultural, familial, and spiritual traditions.

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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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Seed to Seedling registration

Online

Thursday, December 2

The Seed to Seedling program is a fun, hands-on way to get kids involved with their natural world. It is a set of lessons for grades K-6 that focus on the natural and cultural history of California’s native oaks and the importance of our urban forest. These lessons are a perfect fit for every type of educator and educational setting: virtual learning, in-class learning, homeschooling, after-school programs, troop leaders, and community-based educators. Sign up by December 17 to get a free seedling-growing kit for your class.

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Webinar: Pruning Young Shade Trees

Zoom

Tuesday, December 7 12:00P - 1:00P

We've teamed up with the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities to teach you how to properly prune your young shade trees during this free webinar led by ISA Certified Arborist Pamela Sanchez. You'll also get to hear about the City of Sacramento's water efficiency programs and services. 

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