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 our Director of Urban Forest Renewal! This position is responsible for leading the integration and delivery of programs and services at the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Apply today!

 

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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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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

Mulching at Rio Linda Central Park

Rio Linda Central Park, Rio Linda

Thursday, March 2 9:00A - 3:00P

Come mulch with us! We will be mulching newly-established trees at Rio Linda Central Park!

Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

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

Volunteer!

CA Arbor Week Native Seedling and Acorn Planting

Empire Ranch Park Site #53, Folsom

Thursday, March 9 9:00A - 12:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation celebrate California Arbor Week by enhancing a previous reforesting project in the City of Folsom at Empire Ranch Park Site #53 by planting native trees and acorns in open space. We hope to plant approximately 100 new tree seedlings and acorns which will build the urban forest and someday provide habitat for local wildlife.

Volunteer!