About

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to build healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation. 

Since 1982, we have been building partnerships and empowering communities to envision the best places to live and invest in their urban forest. We do this by educating, advocating and lending support for tree plantings.

Why trees? Because...

Cool breezes grow here.

Shade trees shield our homes, roadways, and parking lots from the scorching summer heat. Shade trees can lower a household's cooling costs by nearly one-third - saving money while keep us comfortable. Homes with shade trees also have higher property values.

Healthy bodies grow here.

Trees and green spaces can improve our health. People are more likely to be physically active in neighborhoods where trees are plentiful. Areas with trees invite contemplation and recreation --essential for restoring our bodies and minds.

Friendships grow here.

Trees bring people together. They create social spaces where people gather and foster a sense of belonging. Neighborhoods with green spaces are tighter-knit, safer, and more livable.

Fresh air grows here.

Trees are nature's way of cleaning our air. Tree leaves absorb pollutants, produce oxygen, and make cleaner air for us to breathe.

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We're hiring!

Join our team as a Restoration Specialist! This position oversees field operations for projects related to the planting, maintenance, and monitoring of the urban forest and applicable habitat restoration and monitoring projects. Apply today!

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Trees are a tool to fight Inequality

River Park NeighborWoods: A Blue Print for Success

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

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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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Fall Tree Tips

October and November are the best months to plant trees. Roots get a great start in cooler soil. Watch our tree planting video to see best planting practices in action!

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Planting at Bear River Habitat Trail

Bear River Habitat Trail, Yuba County

Saturday, December 10 9:00A - 12:00P

Please join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for large planting at the Bear River Habitat Trail in Yuba County! We're hoping to plant 500 trees, bushes, and shrubs with your help!

Volunteer!

Learn at Lunch: New Sacramento Urban Forestry Ordinances

Sacramento Tree Foundation

Thursday, December 15 11:30A - 1:00P

The California Urban Forest Council, Sacramento Region Chapter 2016/2017 Learn at Lunch Series Provides advanced educational opportunities for urban forestry professionals and the public. Learn at lunch presentations are provided every 2 months. Sessions are free. ISA CEU's are requested for each session. (Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own.)

This session will be presented by Joe Benassini of the City of Sacramento. 

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