The sun was shining brightly on Saturday, April 24, 2021, when Sustainable Saratoga celebrated our community’s resilience and hope for the future by planting trees at the homes of 15 excited Saratogian families. This most recent outing by our fabulous volunteers brings the total number of Tree Toga plantings to 270 trees since
THE LOSS OF AN ICON. Saratoga Springs is losing another of its few remaining historic American elms. One of the most majestic, and certainly the most visible of our city’s few remaining large native elms died suddenly last summer, most likely another victim of Dutch elm disease. Towering above the northwest corner of
Sustainable Saratoga’s Tree Toga is BACK for 2021, planting the next generation of trees in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, April 24
On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project is celebrating our community’s resilience and hope for the future by putting trees in the ground at the homes of 15
UPDATE: The Saratoga Springs’ City Council adopted the Natural Resources Inventory Plan on December 15, 2020.
Below is the text of a letter we sent to the Saratoga Springs’ City Council in support of the City’s Natural Resources Inventory. View a pdf of the letter
HELP SHAPE WHAT OUR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE
Sustainable Saratoga has been reviewing the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) draft. The UDO articulates the city’s land use regulations — both conservation and development standards — so we encourage citizens to be informed and to participate.
This zoning ordinance is vitally important
This past Saturday, the clouds parted just in time for Sustainable Saratoga’s ninth Tree Toga planting event. Scores of new and returning volunteers arrived at High Rock Park to join another Tree Toga effort to protect and expand the urban forest in Saratoga Springs. After an enthusiastic rendition of the tree planting song and a
We are launching a #NextGenTree marketing campaign to encourage homeowners to leave a legacy of trees for the next generations of Saratogians. The goal of Tree Toga is to replant the urban forest and homeowners hold the key to success – but we need residential property owners to offer their yards as planting sites for
At Sustainable Saratoga’s 8th Tree Toga event on April 28th, over 125 of our wonderful tree-loving volunteers gathered to add 25 more trees to our urban forest. After assembling at High Rock Park for orientation, teams of eager tree planters dispersed across the City to plant the young trees on public and
April 28th, 9:30-noon
Sign up now to help with this event. We will need:
- Tree Hosts (get a free tree)
- Tree Planters (April 28)
- Tree Waterers & Whisperers (ongoing)
- Day of Event Team (April 28)
- UFP Tree Team (ongoing, year-round)
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Over 100 volunteers showed up for Tree Toga 7 last Saturday to plant 26 new trees in widely scattered locations around town. Sustainable