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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Community Volunteers are the Heart of our Work

Community volunteers are the heart of the work undertaken by the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Bear River Habitat Trail in Plumas Lake is no exception.

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Shady Eighty NOW ONLINE!

Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms: Part 2

Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

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Plan a Mulch Party

Bring the benefits of mulch to your neighborhood tree canopy. Follow our DIY guide to get your community involved in a mulch party!

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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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Bear River Trail Site Clean Up

Saturday, July 9

Join us at our Bear River Habitat Trail site in Yuba County. We’ll be doing general site care and clean-up including irrigation system maintenance, mulching, and weeding. Help us care for the young trees, shrubs, and grasses that we planted this past winter – these little guys need your help!

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Bear River Trail Site Clean Up

Saturday, August 13

Join us for a workday at our Bear River Habitat Trail site in Yuba County. We’ll be doing general site care and clean-up including irrigation system maintenance, mulching, and weeding. Help us care for the young trees, shrubs, and grasses that we planted this past winter – these little guys need your help!

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