Green Rx

Trees serve a variety of functions that improve health in our communities.

Green Rx

Culminating in June 2015, the Tree Foundation conducted the Green Prescription study to evaluate the connection between tree canopy and human health. The results show that in the urban areas of our region, there is a strong connection between having increased tree canopy and several health outcomes.

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Urban Forests for Clean Air

In 2006, the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) entered into a partnership to evaluate the effects of the urban forest on regional air quality, with the goal of including a voluntary control strategy based on trees in the Sacramento Regional 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan (the Plan). Once approved, the Plan will become an update to the California State Implementation Plan for Air Quality.

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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

Planting with Purpose at Nuevo Park by the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance

Nuevo Park, Sacramento

Saturday, April 1 9:00A - 12:00P

Join the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance (DPHGA) in ensuring that native trees and plant species remain an integral part of the urban forest in the disadvantaged community of Del Paso Heights by planting trees at Nuevo Park and Richardson Park.

Volunteer!

Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientist Training

Coloma Community Center, Sacramento

Saturday, April 8 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!