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. We are leading the effort to plant 5 million trees in the Sacramento region.

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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Submit art images for the Art Auction

An exciting new element was added to the Tree Hero Awards in 2014: The Art Auction at the Tree Hero Awards. It was such a success for the Tree Foundation and for the artists that we are doing it again!

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Evaluating Trees for Our Future Climate

The Future is Bright Green

Arbor Day Celebrations

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Become an Intern

If you are looking for an opportunity to delve into a project in urban forestry this may be the position you are looking for. We are recruiting interns to work on a full time iTree ECO Urban Forestry Assessment Project this summer.

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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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Tree Hero Awards

California Farm Bureau

Wednesday, May 27 5:30P - 8:30P

Join us for an evening under magnificent oak trees to honor the people and projects that have done great things for our region's urban forest. The Tree Hero Awards is Sacramento's preeminent environmental awards event.

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Stone Lakes Reforestation- FULL

Elk Grove

Saturday, April 4 9:00A - 12:30P

Get out in the dirt with the Sacramento Tree Foundation's NATURE Team. Volunteers will work to plant 150 tree and shrub seedlings in abandoned agricultural land.

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