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’s Big Day of Giving is 26 Days Away!

Starting at midnight on May 4th, the Sacramento region will come together for one Big Day of Giving -- a 24-hour giving challenge that lifts up lives and makes the Sacramento region a wonderful place.

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Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

NEWS RELEASE: California Arbor Day Celebration

2017 California Arbor Week and National Arbor Day Celebrations!

Greenprint Summit 2017: It's a Wrap!

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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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Events See all

National Arbor Day Planting

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Elk Grove

Friday, April 28 9:00A - 2:30P

Come get dirty with us! We will be reforesting a portion of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge by planting native seedlings along the edge of reclaimed agricultural lands in celebration of National Arbor Day! With your help, we hope to plant 750 new tree seedlings which will eventually provide habitat for local wildlife. This is a great event for everyone! Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Morning and afternoon shifts are available. 

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Planting and Site Care at the Bear River Habitat Trail

Saturday, May 13 9:00A - 12:00P

Join us in planting 250 new native trees, shrubs and other native plants at the Bear River Habitat Trail and provide care of the already existing trees, shrubs, and native plants previously planted by our volunteers. Once complete, the trail will provide a beautiful, shaded place for Plumas Lake's residents and visitors to walk and ride bicycles. The trail will also provide an important habitat corridor for wildlife.

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Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientist Training

Breathe California of Sacramento, Sacramento

Saturday, May 20 9:00A - 11:00A

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento are recruiting volunteer Citizen Scientists to monitor the city's remaining public elms for signs of Dutch elm disease (DED) this summer. This training will teach you everything you need to know to get started!

Volunteer!