Sakura Grove

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Southside Park is on the cusp of creating something extraordinary and we need your help to make this happen! Sakuramento is partnering with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation, and the office of Council Member Steve Hansen to bring a grove of flowering cherry trees to Southside Park this fall.

Our goal is to celebrate our community’s rich multi-cultural heritage by planting a “Sakura Grove” in Southside Park. The neighborhood surrounding Southside Park was once the home of many of Sacramento’s Japanese families, a large portion of whom were displaced during the WWII internments. We aim to honor the Japanese community by bringing the experience of "hanami" (the gathering of the community under the blooming "sakura," or cherry blossoms) every spring. With your donation, we will be able to plant 28 flowering ornamental cherry trees to create a welcoming Hanami experience. Your donation will be going toward site prep, irrigation, trees purchase costs, and the all-important tree maintenance. (Once a tree is planted, the following three years of care are crucial to its long-term survival.)

We understand not everyone is able to donate money, so for those wanting to donate their time you may sign up for the tree planting here. 

We are scheduled to begin planting on Saturday, Oct. 28, so we need to raise $8,000 to cover the remaining construction and planting expenses by October 16, 2017. Needless to say, time is of the essence!

We greatly appreciate your donations. Please know, any amount that you can give will help. We realize not everyone feels comfortable donating through an online platform so we also welcome contributions via check.


-Please make your check payable The Sacramento Tree Foundation. The memo line should state “Sakura Grove.”

-Mail to:
191 Lathrop Way, Suite D,
Sacramento, CA 95815.

-Donations can also be made online at sactree.com/hanami
-All gifts are tax deductible. Tax ID#94-2825234

*For information about sponsoring the planting, please contact Torin Dunnavant at the Sacramento Tree Foundation: [phone redacted].


Thank you for your generosity and support! We’ll be sending you updates weekly on our progress, including information on how you can volunteer to help us plant the “Sakura Grove” on Saturday, October 28.

Stay updated on our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about future opportunities to support our efforts to build a new cherry tree park in along the Sacramento River and to celebrate our connections to Japan and to our local Japanese American community.

THE SAKURAMENTO COMMITTEE



Southside Park is located between 6th and 8th Streets and W to T Streets
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View of Southside Park from Capital City Freeway
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Kaitlin Bruce 
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Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Tree Foundation Incorporated 
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