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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News See all

Shady Eighty NOW ONLINE!

We compiled a list of the best 80+ trees for our region! Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty tool for tree characteristics you’re most interested in!

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Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

Easy Tips to Start the Watering Season Right

California Arbor Week and National Arbor Day Celebrations!

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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

Sacramento Tree Foundation's Tree Hero Awards

California Farm Bureau

Wednesday, June 1 5:30P

Our Tree Heroes Awards Dinner honors the people and projects that have done great things for our region’s urban forest.  Held under the majestic oaks on the grounds of the California Farm Bureau, our event features dinner, music, silent auction, and a special art auction! 

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Capitol Park Tree Tour

State Capitol

Saturday, May 7 10:00A - 12:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a guided walk with a local expert through Sacramento's most diversely planted park and learn all about the trees and their history. One of the most visited in the region, Capitol Park boasts many State Champion tree specimens noted for their size, age, and beauty. This park is home to a variety of native trees as well as trees from all around the world.

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