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

Help Us Plant a Doggie Oasis!

Daily walks are crucial to maintaining the mental and physical health of the dogs at the SSPCA. Register now to join us on Saturday, October 7th. Let’s build a pawsh doggie oasis for these pups to enjoy as they await their forever-homes!

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Tree Cheers for the City of Rancho Cordova!

Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

Welcome Loren, our new Restoration Specialist!

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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

Help Us Build Suga’ Cane Community Garden

Del Paso Heights, Sacramento

Saturday, September 23 9:00A - 12:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation, Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance, and Green Technical Education & Employment build a new Teaching Urban Farming, Forestry, and Aquaponics (TUFFA) Training Center in Del Paso Heights (called "Suga’ Cane Community Garden") for United Way's Day of Caring.

You will be redirected to United Way's website to register to volunteer. 

This event is full. Please check back later to see if any additional spots are available.  

Volunteer!

Acorn Harvester Training

Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

Sunday, September 24 9:00A - 12:00P

Learn about the biology of our native oak trees and become qualified to harvest acorns for Sacramento Tree Foundation programs. Class will include both classroom-style and hands-on learning and is geared towards individuals 12 and older. This class is perfect for scout leaders, educators, and students who wish to participate in this fall's harvest. After class, Acorn Harvesters work on their own schedule to help us gather 10,000 acorns from throughout the Sacramento region.

This event is full. Please email volunteer@sactree.com to be added to our wait-list.

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