Sacramento to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Sacramento, Calif. – October 1, 2006. The Sacramento Tree Foundation today announced that it will plant/maintain 20 trees as part of their Parkway Estates Neighborhood Planting Day. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

This project is part of a larger effort to empower neighborhoods to develop and implement plans to care for trees in neighborhoods challenged by an aging urban forest. Of particular concern are the Modesto Ash trees, which make up 24% of Sacramento’s street trees. As they increasingly succumb to disease and poor pruning, Parkway Estates’ less than 10% canopy will be one of the hardest hit neighborhoods.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Ray Tretheway. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” The Sacramento Tree Foundation enlists the greater Sacramento community in the planting and care of over 24,000 urban trees annually.
Sacramento Tree Foundation’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Call for location. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay for the BBQ!
Read the full Sacramento Tree Foundation press release. (PDF)