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The Bunny is Back!  Spring 2018 Egg Hunt

On Saturday March 31, 2018 from 9:30-11:30am, the ENA will hold its annual spring egg hunt behind the Coloma Center at 4623 T St. (Enter from 47th Street).  If you can help, please email: president@elmhurstna.com



 Save the Elms Program (STEP) 2018 Training
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10am – 12noon, the Sacramento Tree Foundation will hold a training to teach volunteers how to monitor our local elm trees for Dutch Elm disease at the Coloma Center, 4623 T St.  Registration is required: http://sactree.org/STEP
A training will also be held at the Coloma Center on Saturday, May 5, 10am – 12noon.
If you have questions about the STEP program, please email volunteer@sactree.com.
            
 Save the Date: General Membership Meeting!
An ENA General Membership meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at the Coloma Center. Details to follow.
IF you have not already done so, please TAKE the SURVEY on what you would like to see covered at the General Meeting.
 If you would like to help with General Meeting, please contact vp@elmhurstna.com

 
Be part of it all: Join the ENA Board!
We need more board members!  If you are interested in getting on the Board, send an email to vp@elmhurstna.com or come to the next ENA Board meeting. The Board meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30pm at the Coloma Center.
Next ENA Board meetings are April 9th and May 14th.
   
Urban Wood Generated by Elmhurst Trees
by Kerry Freeman

Early  this year six elderly Elm trees were removed in the medians and in front of a residence. These trees were removed by the Urban Forestry Department after routine maintenance, when it was recognized that the dead wood in the crowns and extremities posed a potential danger. These trees did not have Dutch Elm Disease (thank you Goodness). The trees served us and the wildlife well and now have gone. Six new replacement trees were planted recently and they are on their way to serve new generations. Four are Elm hybrids (for DED resistance), and two are Oaks.
 
The purpose of this article is to share with you a program that is very exciting! I was informed about the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s Urban Wood Rescue Program from an Urban Forestry Department Manager.  I researched this program to find that what happens is instead of throwing the old trees into the landfill to decompose, the Urban Wood Rescue Program (UWRP) saves these trees from becoming trash by milling the wood into useable lumber, giving a second life to urban wood.  The repurposed wood is used for community projects such as benches, art pieces and signs. We were able to secure some of the wood from the recent tree removals and the UWRP has the wood tagged for Elmhurst and is in the drying process.   
 
Elmhurst has a creative and fun opportunity in front of us!  What can we create? Who can create it? How much will it cost? AND Who’s in for process?  There are a few steps in the process:  brainstorming, committee/meeting, artisan inquiry, planning, councilmember involvement, application to city design and review.  It sounds bureaucratic but I think it will be very doable to engage some interest and have something uniquely beautiful and useful to offer our parkways and our Elmhurst community. Stay tuned as the Spring brings us new ideas and opportunities!
 
Please look at these websites for more information on the topic. If you are interested please contact me (us) through: elmhursttrees@elmhurstna.com
      
Here’s a link to the Sac Tree Foundation’s Urban Wood Rescue program:
http://sactree.org/urbanwoodrescue
 
Here’s a link to a recent event that was sponsored by the Tree Foundation:
http://sactree.org/event/812
 
 
The Sacramento Tree Foundation’s Urban Wood Rescue Program (UWRP) saves removed street trees from becoming trash by milling the wood into useable lumber, giving a second life to urban wood.  The repurposed wood is used for community projects such as benches, art pieces and signs.
Some of the wood from the recent tree removals in our neighborhood has been tagged by UWRP for Elmhurst and is in the drying process.   Elmhurst has a creative and fun opportunity in front of us!  What can we create? Who can create it?
If you are interested please contact the ENA Tree Committee: elmhursttrees@elmhurstna.com
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