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Welcome Bethany, our new Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager!

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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My Experience as an Urban Ecology Intern

By Ian Bobbitt

My work as an Urban Ecology intern planting trees and restoring lost or degraded habitat really made me feel like I was accomplishing something I could be proud of and look back on years later. It was a really enjoyable experience interning at the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and I’m thankful for the time and effort I put into it.

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Welcome Torin, our new Director of Education & Engagement!

By Torin Dunnavant

Even though I have enjoyed LA deeply, my heart has always been here in Sacramento. So, when the opportunity to work at the Tree Foundation came up -- an organization that I have had so much appreciation since I was young -- I took it. With only a few weeks under my belt here, I am so glad that I decided to join the team.

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Save The Elms Program (STEP) Update

By Jason Sullivan-Halpern, Volunteer Specialist

Our first Saturday morning "walkabout" for SacTree's Save The Elms Program (STEP) with certified arborist Dan Pskowski went great! Our team of STEP Citizen Scientists learned a lot about American and English elm trees, identifying the symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED), and using Greenprint Maps to report the elm trees with symptoms of the disease. We even discovered an elm showing symptoms of DED around Curtis Park!

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Welcome Loren, our new Restoration Specialist!

By Loren O’Rourke

My commitment to conservation began when I was twelve years old. I attended a summer camp in my home town of Groton, Massachusetts geared toward environmental appreciation and education. It was there that I filled my first canoe with floating trash and felt the swell of pride that still fuels me today. From that point on I concerned myself almost exclusively with the natural world.

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