Green Rx

Trees are integral to our health. People who live near trees report better general health and fewer health complaints.

Green Prescription: The Study

The Green Prescription research study used health data collected by the University of California Los Angeles for their California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate the connection between the amount of tree canopy and human health (population health/public health).

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Green Prescription: The Map

This map of our six-county region is a product of our new study linking tree canopy to human health: Green Prescription. 

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Green Prescription: The Partners

This study would not have been possible without the commitment and support of our partners and supporters.

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News See all

2017 Save The Elms Program (STEP) Wrap-Up

On a cool, sunny morning in late September, members of our team of volunteer Citizen Scientists, SacTree’s staff, and the City of Sacramento’s staff gathered for delicious brunch under the oaks and elms in Land Park to celebrate another successful year of our Save The Elms Program (STEP). It had been exactly a year since we last met for the purpose of discussing the overall impact of our team’s efforts to monitor Sacramento’s public American and English elms for the pervasive Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease with no known cure which has ravaged our city’s elms since the 1990’s. As our monitoring season wasnearing its end, everyone was anxious to find out how we did this time around

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Barking Up the Right Tree: A Doggone Good Time!

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Help Us Plant a Doggie Oasis!

Partnership Fosters a Greener Tomorrow in Del Paso Heights

How-To See all

Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Care for your Roots

Roots work hard to keep your tree healthy, strong, and anchored into the ground. Learn how to care for your roots so they can thrive underground.

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Events See all

Water Wise Tree Care Class

San Juan Water District, Granite Bay

Saturday, October 21 9:30A - 11:00A

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and San Juan Water District to learn about caring for your trees using low water landscaping techniques. Discover the magic of mulching, slow-watering strategies, and more. Learn to keep your young and mature trees healthy with the right amount of water. The wet weather last winter was certainly welcome, but these water wise methods for tree care remain useful for our hot and dry summer climate.

You will be directed to the San Juan Water District's website to register.

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NeighborWoods Planting in Cordova Vineyards

Federspiel Park Playground, Rancho Cordova

Saturday, October 21 9:00A - 12:00P

The City of Rancho Cordova has made planting trees in their community a high priority and Cordova Vineyards is the latest neighborhood to take this priority to heart by banding together to plant trees for their neighbors. Please join us on October 21 as we revitalize another neighborhood through the planting of wonderful shade trees.

This event is full. Please check back later to see if any spots have become available.

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NeighborWoods Planting in Hampton Station

Hampton Station Neighborhood, Sacramento

Saturday, October 21 9:00A - 1:00P

Like many South Sacramento neighborhoods, Hampton Station faces an inequity of tree canopy being it is a new development. At the Sacramento Tree Foundation, our vision is to bring beautiful, tree-lined streets, shaded parks and schools, and full-canopy forests to the entire Sacramento community through our NeighborWoods initiative. You can be a part of this journey of greening Sacramento by joining us at Hampton Station neighborhood as we plant new shade and fruit trees.

This volunteer opportunity is only available to Hampton Station residents. 

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