There are numerous things we encounter in our busy lives that we typically take for granted: Family, friends, health, housing, food on our table, among others. All are very important and often under-appreciated until faced with a crisis. When people think of life's essentials, very few would name the urban forest.
The urban forest is all of the trees and other vegetation in and around a community including trees in home landscapes, school yards, parks, riverbanks, cemeteries, and much more.
The Auburn Trail of Treasured Trees is a self-guided walking tour through Old Town and downtown Auburn’s urban forest featuring approximately 50 trees - treasured trees and other trees of interest.
The decision about what type of tree to plant is an important one. Most trees will outlive the people who plant them, and trees can require a steady investment of time and expense over their lifespan.
Protecting and planting native trees is important to preserve the unique landscape appearance that helps give Placer County its unique character.
Preventing damage to trees during construction is not difficult or expensive. In fact, taking protective measures will probably cost less than replacing or treating a damaged tree.
When planting a tree and after, proper tree care is essential. Learn more about caring for young and mature trees.