Anyone who wishes to see more trees in the Sacramento area is welcome to the fifth annual Greenprint Summit, an initiative of The Sacramento Tree Foundation. The event will be held at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, on January 29th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. There’s also a discount for early registration.

“We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our regional urban forest initiative – Greenprint,” says Ray Tretheway of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.  The Summit will showcase research, guest speakers, and audience participation to raise awareness of what the foundation sees as a serious ecological and developmental problem. Confirmed speakers include an Associate Professor at Portland State University and the Chief Prevention Officer at the California Department of Healthcare Services.

“This year the Summit continues our focus on bridging the healthy communities and urban forest agendas to promote increasing the tree canopy cover in all neighborhoods,” Tretheway adds. “National speakers and local activities will highlight the transforming landscapes which are improving our environment while also changing lives.”

Creating more canopies in the region is just one of the many things trees can do for the community, and is something the Greenprint project hopes to achieve in the near future. But to learn about all of the benefits of “urban forestry”, and to be a part of that change, be sure to register for the 5th Annual Greenprint Summit.

To register for the event, click here.

Featured image courtesy of “Rosa Dik 009 — on & off” (Flickr).