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Staff picks for gifts under $25

Whether you need a gift for the tree hugger in your life or you just want to shower your loved ones with some City of Trees cheer, check out these picks for holiday gifts.

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Tree traditions bring joy to the holiday season

An ode to our native oaks

New drought campaign aims to avoid repeat of deadly lesson

New drought motto: Stress lawn, save trees

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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


Monday, December 6

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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Holiday lumber sale

Urban Wood Rescue

Monday, December 6 9:00A - 3:30P

Find limited-edition holiday gifts and get 15% off all slabs and cookies at our Urban Wood Rescue lumberyard, open Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. We salvaged and milled this wood from local trees that had been removed, and all proceeds support the stewardship efforts of the Sacramento Tree Foundation. 

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