By Jan Wooley
How many of us remember that age-old adage “There’s no such thing as a free lunch?”
Well, put that thought aside for now. The River Park Tree Canopy Project has an offer too good to refuse. Yes, FREE TREES are available to homeowners in the River Park neighborhood.
But you need to act now! The September 8, 2017, deadline is fast approaching.
The application to receive your free tree is conveniently available online, so don’t hesitate! To request a tree, complete the online form – go to riverparksacramento.net and click on the “Free Tree” link.
For those who may not have access to the internet, simply send your name, address and phone number to: RPNA Tree Program, P.O. Box 19866, Sacramento, CA 95819. Simple as that!
What happens once you’ve submitted your application? A Community Forester from the Sacramento Tree Foundation will set up a time to visit your home, to help you determine the best place to plant your tree, or trees. (Yes, homeowners may be eligible for more than one tree, depending on the site.)
Thirty different tree species, both native and non-native, are available through the program. Not sure what tree to select? Go to http://www.sactree.com/trees for a list of all the trees that are available–and recommended–for our area. Again, the forester can help you with your selection, as well as siting.
Need assistance planting your tree? Not to worry! River Park Tree Canopy Project volunteers, under the supervision of Sacramento Tree Foundation staff, will be planting trees on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Simply let the community forester know at the time of the visit, and you’ll be included on the tree-planting agenda.
What could be easier? Fill out an application, meet with the forester, have a tree planted. Sign up today!
RIVER PARK TREE CANOPY PROJECT: Dates to Remember – 2017
September 8, 2017: Deadline to sign up for free trees.
To request a tree, complete the online form – go to riverparksacramento.net and click on the “Free Tree” link in the right sidebar.
Send your name, address and phone number to:
RPNA Tree Program, P.O. Box 19866
Sacramento, CA 95819
Sunday, Sept. 10th: River Park Tree Tour
Explore exceptional trees of River Park.
Tour led by Community Forester Matt Buland of Sacramento Tree Foundation.
Meet at 10 a.m. at Glenn Hall Park.
Register at: http://www.sactree.com/events
Saturday, Nov. 4th: Community Tree Planting
Neighborhood volunteers meet at Glenn Hall Park at 9 a.m. to plant trees provided by Sacramento Tree Foundation.