Sacramento Digs Gardening logo
Sacramento Digs Gardening Article
Your resource for Sacramento-area gardening news, tips and events

Articles Recipe Index Keyword Index Calendar Twitter Facebook Instagram About Us Contact Us

Get some TLC for fruit trees

SacTree program open to South Sacramento residents

Apple on tree
Fruit trees can get some help to be healthy and productive via the Sacramento
Tree Foundation. (Photo: Kathy Morrison)

Could your fruit trees use some TLC? Have your citrus been less than fruitful? Or are you interested in growing your own supply of backyard fruit?

If you live in South Sacramento, you’re in luck. The Sacramento Tree Foundation has a special program, just for your neighborhood.

Thanks to additional state funding for SacTree’s mini-grant program, SacTree is offering free fruit tree care services to residents in South Sacramento.

“These services will help to ensure your trees develop well, and are on their way to a long and fruitful future,” SacTree posted online. “We’ve teamed up with regenerative agriculture expert Dominic Allamano to support previous fruit tree recipients and other South Sacramento residents in caring for their fruit trees.”

Available until Jan. 31, services include pruning, soil care and education. Trees will get thoughtful pruning to improve structure and future growth. Soil will get a boost with compost, worm castings and mulch. And residents will get expert advice on how to help those fruit trees thrive.

These services are part of the Sacramento Food Forestry Project, bringing more healthy food to those in need.

Boundaries for the project area are generally Fruitridge Road on the north, Mack Road on the south, Freeport Boulevard on the west and Power Inn Road on the east. (The service area does not include Sacramento Executive Airport; for a map, see web page.)

For more information or to sign up, go to:


0 comments have been posted.

Newsletter Subscription

Sacramento Digs Gardening to your inbox.

Taste Winter! E-cookbook

Lemon coconut pancakes

Find our winter recipes here!

Local News

Ad for California Local

Thanks to our sponsor!

Summer Strong ad for

Dig In: Garden Checklist

For week of Feb. 18:

It's wet to start the week. When you do get outside, between or after storms, concentrate on damage control:

* Keep storm drains and gutters clear of debris.

* Clean up tree debris knocked down by wind and rain.

* Where did the water flow in your garden? Make notes where revisions are necessary.

* Are any trees leaning? See disturbances in the ground or lawn around their base? Time to call an arborist before the tree topples.

* Dump excess water out of pots.

* Indoors, start peppers, tomatoes and eggplant from seed.

* Lettuce and other greens also can be started indoors from seed.

* Got bare-root plants? Put their roots in a bucket of water until outdoor soil dries out. Or pot them up in 1- or 5-gallon containers. In April, transplant the plant, rootball and all, into the garden.

* Browse garden websites and catalogs. It’s not too late to order for spring and summer.

* Show your indoor plants some love. Dust leaves and mist to refresh.

Taste Spring! E-cookbook


Find our spring recipes here!

Taste Summer! E-cookbook


Find our summer recipes here!

Taste Fall! E-cookbook

Muffins and pumpkin

Find our fall recipes here!