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2017 Save The Elms Program (STEP) Wrap-Up

On a cool, sunny morning in late September, members of our team of volunteer Citizen Scientists, SacTree’s staff, and the City of Sacramento’s staff gathered for delicious brunch under the oaks and elms in Land Park to celebrate another successful year of our Save The Elms Program (STEP). It had been exactly a year since we last met for the purpose of discussing the overall impact of our team’s efforts to monitor Sacramento’s public American and English elms for the pervasive Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease with no known cure which has ravaged our city’s elms since the 1990’s. As our monitoring season wasnearing its end, everyone was anxious to find out how we did this time around

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Barking Up the Right Tree: A Doggone Good Time!

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Help Us Plant a Doggie Oasis!

Partnership Fosters a Greener Tomorrow in Del Paso Heights

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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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NeighborWoods Planting at Luther Burbank High School

Luther Burbank High School, Sacramento

Saturday, October 28 9:00A - 1:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation as we spend a beautiful fall morning completing our first phase of canopying the campus of Luther Burbank High School during National NeighborWoods Month. Fall is the perfect time to fill the campus with 40 more shade trees and mulch its existing trees so they remain strong, vibrant, and healthy for years to come. Luther Burbank High School students and faculty are encouraged to participate too.


Workday at the Bear River Habitat Trail

Bear River Habitat Trail, Yuba County

Saturday, November 4 9:00A - 12:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation in planting, weeding, and mulching the thousands of native plants our volunteers have planted along the Bear River Habitat Trail in Yuba County since January 2016. This area will not only provide critical habitat for wildlife, but serve as a beautiful, shaded walking/biking path that will connect neighborhoods around the City of Plumas Lake.