A Brief History:



RUFF contracts with City of Roseville to renew the Roseville Shade Tree Program


2014 – 2016 Roseville “Adopt A Creek” Program – RUFF has adopted a section of Dry Creek behind Adelante High School to continue stewardship projects with the students and nearby communities. Projects include planting, removal of invasive species, mulching, and interpretive trail development


2013-2016 RUFF collaborates with City of Roseville – Open Space, Storm Water departments on city planting, clean-up and mulching projects.


CA Releaf Mini Grant – Provided funding for native tree plantings, signage

2012 – 2015 | West colonial Parkway- Planting, Irrigation, maintenance 260 trees

2012 – 2015 | Water, weed, mulch, and monitor other existing planting sites (Antelope II, III, Stoneridge, Miner’s Ravine, Woodcreek North, Johnson Ranch)


Sacramento Tree Mini Grant – To provide funding for education, books, and to develop “Critter Books” to use at Arbor Day celebrations, Earth Day events, etc.


2010- 2013 | CalFire Grant – To provide funding forUrban Forest marketing materials for RUFF


Contract with City of Roseville for the Shade Tree Program ended due to budget issues.


Roseville Alternative Transportation Grant – To fund a three year collaboration project to plant trees and provide maintenance along city bike trails.


2007 – 2016 |  Library Book Project – City of Roseville Tree Mitigation Funds used to

collaborate with Adelante High School Environmental Science Class to select books,   create bookplates, organize delivery and read to elementary school children.  Over 400 books have been donated to 31 different schools and 3 public libraries from 2001 – 1014.



CA ReLeaf Grant – To provide funding for Parking Lot Research, Education & Consulting


CA ReLeaf Grant – To provide funds for an Oak Regeneration Project and Interpretive signs.

Eagle Scout project 125 Oaks planted Woodcreek North Preserve


RUFF started a native plant nursery.  Open space plantings included: Woodcreek Nature Preserve with Woodcreek High School students, Adventure Church acorn planting at Woodcreek North


“LaBou Oak” fell.  Sierra College Forestry class studied wedges.  135-145 years old.  RUFF saved wedges and several seedlings to replant.


RUFF began advocating for the hiring of an Urban Forester for City of Roseville.  Shayna Carney was hired as an Open Space manager and Michael Neumann was hired as an Urban Forester after 2005.

“Treasured Trees”: Nominations of treasured native oak trees were made by the community and were displayed in Roseville Libraries.

b-h-610,000 Tree Celebration:  Shade tree recipients were asked to tie a blue ribbon around a tree in their front yard to designate their trees as being part of the 10,000.  Blue ribbons were also tied around other RSTP trees throughout Roseville by volunteers.

Oaks Among Us:  A project to highlight Roseville’s oak woodland.  Events included: Speakers, “Tools of the Trade” workshops, seminars on native oaks, Oak Ordinance reviews, oak plantings, acorn gathering.

National Arbor Day Book Donations:  2001 – 2004 RUFF donated books about trees to Roseville schools and libraries.  Funded by Roseville Tree Mitigation Education Fund, RSTP, RUFF, CA ReLeaf mini Grant, Sacramento Tree Mini Grants, CalFire, and personal donations.


CA ReLeaf Presentation with Adelante High School students – Adelante Projects for the Environment

“RUFF Presents” – Evening educational presentations in collaboration with Sun City Garden Club  2000 – 2002


Gateway Project – RUFF inspired tree planting on the north side of Atlantic St between Galleria over-crossing and Wills Rd. The trees were planted to fill an empty area left by road construction. After a three year planning process with the City, volunteers planted them in June 2001.


Arbor Care II to XII – Funded by Roseville Electric

1998- 2003 | Collaborate with Adelante High School for “Creek Week” plantings, guest speaker, plant identification workshops


Worked with City of Roseville on: Tree Issues Response Policy, Nursery Stock Specification Policy, Professional Recommendation Policy, Oak Ordinance Review

California State Parks Grant:  1997-1998 Collaboration with Adelante High School: Native Plants Restoration Planting Project

Published – Tree Tips, 1997-2000 – Newsletter “Shady Times”



RUFF assumed Roseville Shade Tree Program Contract from Sacramento Tree Foundation.

Roseville Hospital Grant:  “Planting Trees for Tomorrow Today”

Arbor Care I and II – Funded by CA ReLeaf National Urban Forestry Grant Program.  The purpose of “Arbor Care” was to provide members of the Roseville Community with stewardship information and to gather information for evaluation of the RSTP. Tree Care Clinics, Volunteer Training, Workshops for Tree Professionals, Data Base


Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (RUFF) Incorporation

b-h-8Between 1995 –2009 | RUFF provided the expertise and administration for the Roseville Shade Tree program.  Roseville Electric provided funding for program coordinators, manager, technical assistants, trees and planting materials, office space, computer, data base, shed for equipment, and a vehicle.  During this time the program provided over 15,500 shade trees for residential, business, schools, parks, and churches to provide cooling shade for energy reduction.  Each site received a site visit from a community forester, free trees and planting materials and guidance on tree placement, proper planting and care


Roseville Shade Tree Program was founded in 1993, with the support of the City of Roseville Electric Department and Sacramento Tree Foundation to foster community understanding of the value of trees and their role in energy conservation through tree-planting and education projects.