Heroes

People and landscapes that best exemplify outstanding accomplishments in tree planting, care and stewardship, as well as the overall importance of trees.

C.K. McClatchy Award

This year we are thrilled to present LeRoy Munsch with the C.K. McClatchy Award, LeRoy undeniably has a passion for parks that exemplifies the spirit of C.K. McClatchy. For more than 20 years, he has almost single-handedly planted over 1,000 trees around the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District's six parks, contributing greatly to their beauty and usability. Many of the trees that LeRoy planted now stand large, majestic, and leafy where there was once only hot, open turf, providing much-needed shade, improved aesthetics, and habitat for local wildlife. LeRoy is truly a champion for our trees!

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Austin B. Carroll Award

Congratulations to our 2017 Austin B. Carroll Award winner the River Park Tree Canopy Project Committee! After observing many mature, two-story-tall trees the River Park community adored being removed due to age-related issues, leading to an overall decline of the neighborhood's tree canopy before their very eyes, a group of concerned neighbors banded together to tackle this alarming threat to our urban forest. Since 2015, the River Park Tree Canopy Project Committee (RPTCP) has partnered with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to replace trees through an annual neighborhood tree planting and educate the neighborhood and greater community about how to best care for their trees.

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Growing Greenprint Award

The City of Rancho Cordova has taken impressive steps towards improving its tree canopy over the past few years and we are happy to honor that work by presenting the City with the Growing Greenprint Award. The City of Rancho Cordova has always understood that trees are a community resource, and that growing trees on both public and private property is necessary. Over the past few years they have demonstrated that belief time and time again.

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Legacy Award

This year's Legacy Award goes to the large, regal bay tree in Fremont Park!

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Lorax Award

Those who knew Clarice Marie Luther will tell you she would "speak for the trees" on many occasions. In the 70 years she lived in East Sacramento, she planted and stewarded countless trees and plants, educated her neighborhood on tree care and the joys of gardening, and stood up to development that threatened the trees around her. We are honored to bestow her with the Lorax Award.

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News See all

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!

Help Us Plant a Doggie Oasis!

Partnership Fosters a Greener Tomorrow in Del Paso Heights

How-To See all

Dedicate a Tree

Planting a tree is one way to establish a living memorial that will bring peace, joy and security for generations. Likewise, the planting of a tree can be a gratifying act, which honors the memory of a friend or relative, or recognizes a special person or occasion.

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Become a Member

Your gift will strengthen our resources, allowing us to recruit and train more volunteers, educate more people on the benefits of trees and our urban forest and, ultimately, plant more trees.

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Events See all

NeighborWoods Planting in Cordova Vineyards

Federspiel Park Playground, Rancho Cordova

Saturday, October 21 9:00A - 12:00P

The City of Rancho Cordova has made planting trees in their community a high priority and Cordova Vineyards is the latest neighborhood to take this priority to heart by banding together to plant trees for their neighbors. Please join us on October 21 as we revitalize another neighborhood through the planting of wonderful shade trees.

This event is full. Please check back later to see if any spots have become available.

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NeighborWoods Planting in Hampton Station

Hampton Station Neighborhood, Sacramento

Saturday, October 21 9:00A - 1:00P

Like many South Sacramento neighborhoods, Hampton Station faces an inequity of tree canopy being it is a new development. At the Sacramento Tree Foundation, our vision is to bring beautiful, tree-lined streets, shaded parks and schools, and full-canopy forests to the entire Sacramento community through our NeighborWoods initiative. You can be a part of this journey of greening Sacramento by joining us at Hampton Station neighborhood as we plant new shade and fruit trees.

This volunteer opportunity is only available to Hampton Station residents. 

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