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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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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Winter Tree Tips

A Growing Partnership

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

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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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STEP Citizen Scientist Training

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community

Wednesday, May 2 6:00P - 8:00P

Sacramento’s elm trees are disappearing! Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento in monitoring our remaining public elms for the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease with no known cure that has taken the lives of thousands of elms around Sacramento since the 1990s. DED-infected trees will be removed by the City to prevent the further spread of this unwelcome pest. This training will give you the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to monitor elms for DED symptoms using your mobile device. STEP Citizen Scientists commit to monitoring selected elm trees three times between May and October.

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STEP Citizen Scientist Training

Coloma Community Center

Saturday, May 5 10:00A - 12:00P

Sacramento’s elm trees are disappearing! Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento in monitoring our remaining public elms for the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease with no known cure that has taken the lives of thousands of elms around Sacramento since the 1990s. DED-infected trees will be removed by the City to prevent the further spread of this unwelcome pest. This training will give you the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to monitor elms for DED symptoms using your mobile device. STEP Citizen Scientists commit to monitoring selected elm trees three times between May and October.

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NeighborWoods Service Day

Rosemont Community Park

Saturday, May 5

As part of the Cordova Recreation and Park District's Service Day on May 5th, the Rosemont Community Association and Sacramento Tree Foundation will come to together to beautify Rosemont Community Park by planting 8 new shade trees near the entrance and around the playground. Learn more about NeighborWoods and how it can help you and your neighborhood directly.

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