About

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to build healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation. 

Since 1982, we have been building partnerships and empowering communities to envision the best places to live and invest in their urban forest. We do this by educating, advocating and lending support for tree plantings.

Why trees? Because...

Cool breezes grow here.

Shade trees shield our homes, roadways, and parking lots from the scorching summer heat. Shade trees can lower a household's cooling costs by nearly one-third - saving money while keep us comfortable. Homes with shade trees also have higher property values.

Healthy bodies grow here.

Trees and green spaces can improve our health. People are more likely to be physically active in neighborhoods where trees are plentiful. Areas with trees invite contemplation and recreation --essential for restoring our bodies and minds.

Friendships grow here.

Trees bring people together. They create social spaces where people gather and foster a sense of belonging. Neighborhoods with green spaces are tighter-knit, safer, and more livable.

Fresh air grows here.

Trees are nature's way of cleaning our air. Tree leaves absorb pollutants, produce oxygen, and make cleaner air for us to breathe.

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A Growing Partnership

In partnership with the Center for Land Based Learning, this year SacTree is hosting four educational volunteer events for students participating in the Student and Landowners Education and Watershed Stewardship program.

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Mark your Calendar for Northern California Home & Landscape Expo

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

How-To See all

Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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Choose the Best Quality Tree from a Nursery

There are advantages to selecting good quality nursery trees. Good quality trees are more likely to survive post- planting, establish more quickly, and live longer in the landscape.

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Events See all

Workday at Bear River Habitat Trail

Bear River Habitat Trail, Yuba County

Saturday, January 20 9:00A - 12:30P

Please join the Sacramento Tree Foundation in planting, weeding, and mulching the thousands of native plants our volunteers have planted along the Bear River Habitat Trail in Yuba County since January 2016. This area will not only provide critical habitat for wildlife, but will also serve as a beautiful, shaded walking/biking path that will connect neighborhoods in the city of Plumas Lake.

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Planting at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, January 27 9:00A - 12:30P

Get dirty with us as we reforest a portion of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge by planting native seedlings along the edge of reclaimed agricultural lands! With your help, we hope to plant 200+ new tree seedlings which will eventually provide critical habitat for local wildlife. This is a great event for everyone!

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