TPNA is sponsoring a tree replacement initiative to help restore and enhance the tree canopy in our neighborhood. We invite all community members to participate.
We're setting up a program for individual residents to have new trees planted in their yards . To express your interest and provide necessary details about your property,please fill out the form available here.
As residents of the 'City of Trees,' we take great pride in our vibrant tree canopy, a symbol of natural beauty and serenity that frames our community. From providing shade on hot summer days to serving as a habitat for various birds and wildlife, our trees contribute significantly to our quality of life and the unique character of Tahoe Park.
In January 2023 our community experienced an unfortunate loss due to a severe windstorm that swept through our neighborhoods, uprooting and damaging many trees. Furthermore, we must remember that a substantial portion of our tree population is mature, sick, or nearing the end of their natural lifespan and needs to be replaced as part of the ongoing cycle of life.
Restoring and maintaining our tree canopy is essential not only for preserving our neighborhood's aesthetic appeal, but also for sustaining local biodiversity, improving air quality, and promoting overall community wellness. Trees are the lungs of our planet and the soul of our neighborhood, and their importance cannot be overstated.
Our aim is to foster a sense of stewardship for our environment. As the saying goes, "We sit in the shade of trees that we did not plant." The trees we plant today will provide shade, beauty, and a home for wildlife for generations to come.
Please join us in this effort to revitalize our tree canopy and ensure Tahoe Park remains a lush and vibrant 'City of Trees' for many years to come.
You are eligible for a free tree(s) to provide shade for your house and community! Trees provide a cooler neighborhood and save you money on cooling during summer months! Your neighbors will help you through the process and help you plant the tree!
Our community planting event is planned for Feb 10, 2024 and we want you to be a part of it!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What about my underground utility lines? You'll be asked to call 811 in advance of the planting.
What about overhead wires that a tree might grow into? The Sacramento Tree Foundation will help us site the right sized species the appropriate number of feet away from overhead utility according to SMUD guidelines.
What about my driveway or sidewalks? The Sacramento Tree Foundation will help us site the right sized species the appropriate number of feet away from existing structures or concrete on your property.
What species should I get? The Sacramento Tree Foundation will help you pick just the right tree for your yard.
What about leaves? Consider leaving the leaves, or piling them in your flower beds. Leaves provide cover for insects and other pollinators. Learn more at the Xerces Society.
My landlord doesn’t want a tree; what can I do? You can explain that shade will reduce the use of heaters, air conditioning and water heaters, reduced usage of heaters, air conditioners and water heaters. Offer to maintain the leaves and watering. Share that it’s only about $4 extra dollars a month in water to establish a tree for the first three years.
What’s in it for me? Learn more about the benefits of our urban tree canopy at California Releaf! https://californiareleaf.org/resources/benefits-of-trees/