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

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Tree Planting and Care Volunteer

Tree planting and stewardship events take place all year long, but we are especially busy with these events during the rainy months. Volunteers of all ages can help plant and care for trees throughout the Sacramento region by registering for an event online

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Internship Opportunities

Intern with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to put your skills to work in our community. Browse our internship opportunities to see how you can make a difference in Sacramento while gaining experience in urban forestry, community development, habitat restoration, and more!

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Group Volunteers

Your business, church group, or service club can join us for one of our planned events. Or, create your own special volunteer event. We’ll work with you to match you with one of our current needs at the organization or we’ll help you build the event of your dreams!

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Planting Leader

Give back, make new friends, build your resume, leave a lasting legacy, and have fun! Join our team of Planting Leaders in leading volunteers in growing and protecting the best urban forest in the nation. Planting Leaders support at least one tree planting or care event per month during planting season (October through May).

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STEP Citizen Scientist

Interested in helping the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento identify elm trees that may be infected by Dutch elm disease? Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientists will help us identify unhealthy trees by visually monitoring public elms throughout the summer.

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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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A Cherry Tree Grove for Southside Park

2017 Save The Elms Program (STEP) Wrap-Up

Dutch elm disease (DED) Confirmed in Curtis Park

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Trees for Neighborhoods

The NeighborWoods Program is your opportunity to grow the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees. Work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to plant the right trees in the right places throughout your neighborhood and maximize the many benefits of trees for your community.

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NeighborWoods Planting at Abraham Lincoln Elementary

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Rancho Cordova

Saturday, March 24 8:45A - 12:00P

The City of Rancho Cordova has prioritized increasing its tree canopy because trees provide wide-ranging benefits that directly and positively impact its residents. The City of Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento Tree Foundation have identified Countryside as a community that would benefit from the addition of trees and began the process by transforming Countryside Park with 26 beautiful new shade trees in Fall 2017. This March, we will continue to beautify the neighborhood and we hope that you will join us as we bring new shade trees to Abraham Lincoln Elementary and individual homes throughout the community.

Please arrive at 8:45 AM to check in so we can get started right away at 9 AM.


Planting at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, April 7 8:45A - 12:30P

Join us in planting native seedlings and acorns! We'll focus on reforesting a portion of the refuge to create habitat for wildlife and to promote growth of native trees. This is a great way to see a variety of wildlife not easily seen by the general public!