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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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Community Planting Leader (CPL)

Give back, make new friends, build your resume, leave a lasting legacy, and have fun! Join our team of Community Planting Leaders (CPLs) in leading volunteers in growing and protecting the best urban forest in the nation. CPLs 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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2017 Save The Elms Program (STEP) Wrap-Up

On a cool, sunny morning in late September, members of our team of volunteer Citizen Scientists, SacTree’s staff, and the City of Sacramento’s staff gathered for delicious brunch under the oaks and elms in Land Park to celebrate another successful year of our Save The Elms Program (STEP). It had been exactly a year since we last met for the purpose of discussing the overall impact of our team’s efforts to monitor Sacramento’s public American and English elms for the pervasive Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease with no known cure which has ravaged our city’s elms since the 1990’s. As our monitoring season wasnearing its end, everyone was anxious to find out how we did this time around

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Help Us Plant a Doggie Oasis!

Dutch elm disease (DED) Confirmed in Curtis Park

Save The Elms Program (STEP) Update

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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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Dedicate a Tree

Planting a tree is one way to establish a living memorial that will bring peace, joy and security for generations. Likewise, the planting of a tree can be a gratifying act, which honors the memory of a friend or relative, or recognizes a special person or occasion.

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Neighborhood Shade Tree Planting with the Woodland Tree Foundation

Campbell Park, Woodland

Saturday, October 28 8:30A

The Woodland Tree Foundation, a partner of the Sacramento Tree Foundation, is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers dedicated to improving Woodland through the planting of trees. Their motto is Building Community Through Canopy. Learn more about their work by joining them on October 28 as they plant shade trees around a neighborhood near Campbell Park.

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Sakura Grove Planting at Southside Park

Southside Park, Sacramento

Saturday, October 28 9:00A - 12:30P

Southside Park is on the cusp of creating something extraordinary and we need your help to make this happen! We are working with Sakuramento, the City of Sacramento's Department of Parks and Recreation, and the office of Council Member Steve Hansen to bring a grove of 28 flowering cherry trees (sakura) to Southside Park this fall. Volunteers will help by planting and mulching the trees as well as beautifying the park.

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