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South Sacramento Mulching Madness

By James Saetern, NeighborWoods Coordinator

We recently had two events in South Sacramento: one at Pollock Ranch Park on August 19thand the other at Nielsen Park on August 26th. With great volunteer turnouts at both events, we were able to mulch about 130 trees. We also removed trash from the parks, including candy wrappers, water bottles and even a motorcycle battery.

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Welcome James, our new South Sacramento NeighborWoods Coordinator!

By James Saetern

As a South Sacramento resident, this position was a perfect fit for me when I was looking to leave government service and return back the non-profit world. I have been a South Sacramento resident for over 25 years and consider myself a native.

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Welcome Meghan & Evan, our new Urban Ecology Interns!

By Meghan Kennedy & Evan Ruggles

Meet our newest Urban Ecology Interns and learn more about what inspired them to grow and protect our urban forest with the Sacramento Tree Foundation

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Welcome Holly, our new Administrative Assistant!

By Holly Healy

Trees have always been a wonder to me. I can vividly remember laying beneath the shade of my favorite tree in a grassy park in the Bay Area and looking up at the branches and leaves swaying in the breeze. I remember thinking that this tree had a past. I would day-dream about the history it might have seen. Was it around when jazz was in full swing in the 1920's? Or, was it even around when Lewis and Clark undertook their expeditions?

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Welcome Bethany, our new Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager!

By Bethany Hannah

My love for trees and wood started young, beginning with climbing trees in the backyard and backpacking among the giants in the Pacific Northwest, to helping my dad with construction projects and learning how to use traditional woodworking hand tools from my grandfather. Put simply, I find solace while amongst trees and contentment from working with wood. On that front, I’ve recently begun creating sculptures as rookie woodcarver and tend to geek-out a bit when I see beautiful raw edge tables or furniture with well-crafted butterfly splines and finishes. The story told through the grain of wood is as fascinating to me as it is inspiring.

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