Plant

Create safer, cleaner, and healthier neighborhoods by planting trees in your yard, on your street, and in your parks, and schools.

 

 

We compiled a list of the best 80+ trees for our region! Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty tree guide for tree characteristics you’re most interested in!

 


Around Your Home

Every home and business benefits from trees. Start with shade trees to keep your home cool and save energy in the summer months. Our Sacramento Shade Tree Program offers up to 10 free shade trees to SMUD customers. Review our Shady Eighty: Trees for a Cooler Sacramento region (.pdf), a tree list to help you choose the best tree for your yard.

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In Your Community

Communities come together under a healthy tree canopy. From lower crime rates to higher property values, you can bring the benefits of free trees to the streets, schools, and parks throughout your neighborhood through the Community Shade Tree Program.

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In your Jurisdiction

City and county streets and parks are home to most of our public trees. They are often the signature trees of a community because they are the largest and most frequently seen. We offer the Greenprint toolkit to everyone, from policy makers to tree professionals to home owners, who wants to know more about the planting, care, benefits, costs and value of trees. See the value of the trees in your community by visiting GreenprintMaps.

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Across the Region

The Greenprint initiative is a regional framework designed to build an optimal urban forest in every neighborhood, business district, park, school, and street in our 6-county region. The Greenprint sets the stage for our efforts to plant 5 million new trees in the Sacramento region. Our Greenprint Champions are elected officials from our region's 22 cities and 6 counties that have pledged to develop livable and sustainable communities by building the best urban forests.

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News See all

Top 5 Trees for Spring Flowers

Temperatures are climbing and spring is in the air! Welcome the warmer weather and beautiful blooming season with these stunning trees.

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Top 5 Trees for Attracting Wildlife

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Q&A with Community Planting Leaders in Arden Park: Jane Hagedorn, Gregg Fishman, and Frank Moran

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Volunteer

We will reach our 5 million tree goal with your help. Volunteer with us to plant more trees where you live, work, and play.

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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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Events See all

NeighborWoods Planting at Lincoln Village Community Park

Lincoln Village Community Park, Rancho Cordova

Saturday, March 25 9:00A - 1:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and City of Rancho Cordova in planting 33 new shade trees across Lincoln Village Community Park. The trees will be planted along the baseball diamond, tennis courts, and the entire eastern side of the park, providing a more comfortable atmosphere for park goers in the hotter months in addition to their ecological benefits for the entire community.

Volunteer!

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.

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