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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

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Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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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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Made In The Shade

The Crest Theatre

Wednesday, April 25 6:00P - 8:00P

Come see the world premiere showing of "Made In The Shade" at the Crest Theatre.

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Earth Day Site Care

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, April 22 8:45A - 12:00P

Spend some time on Earth Day with us at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Tasks will consist of weeding, tree care, other site care duties, and possible tree planting at one of our habitat restoration sites. The seedlings at this site were planted in 2015/2016 and were greatly impacted by last years flooding. These trees need some TLC!

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