Free Tree Pruning Clinics Through Partnership with SMUD

Sacramento, CA (August 16, 2007)- The Sacramento Tree Foundation today announced the upcoming season of free tree pruning clinics offered throughout the Sacramento region from November 2007 through February 2008. “Educating residents and homeowners about the best way to care for their trees really benefits the entire community,” states Luanne Leineke, Stewardship Coordinator for the Sacramento Tree Foundation. “Trees provide us the most benefits when well-maintained. We’re thankful to SMUD for funding this aspect of the popular Sacramento Shade program.”

Sacramento Shade, which offers free energy-saving shade trees to SMUD customers, has become a model for energy saving programs across the nation. You do not have to be a SMUD customer to attend these educational tree-care clinics. There is no limit to attendance and you do not have to sign up in advance.
All presentations will include an indoor slide presentation focused on pruning young trees to develop good structure and form. A variety of tools will be presented and discussed. There will be a walkabout on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning.
For more information, contact:
Constance Crawford
Communications Coordinator
Sacramento Tree Foundation
201 Lathrop Way Suite F
Sacramento CA, 95815
(916) 924-8733 x 118