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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Your Most Asked Tree Questions...

Dear Arborist,

I have a flowering pear tree in my yard that a lot of brown leaves on it. I haven’t stopped watering it, what is going on? What can I do to help it?

- Browning in Citrus Heights

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Top 5 Favorite Low-water use trees for Summer!

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Your Most Asked Tree Questions....

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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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Events See all

STEP Citizen Scientist Party

Coloma Community Center

Saturday, October 1 9:00A - 11:00A

Celebrate the success of our volunteer Citizen Scientists for our Save the Elms Program!

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Week of Caring: Spruce Up Blue Heron Trails

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, October 8 9:00A - 12:00P

Do you like getting dirty? Do you have a passion for gardening or native habitat restoration?

We've recently completed a project at the Blue Heron Trails Visitor Center at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, but that doesn't mean the work is done! You can help us with general site care duties such as basic tree/shrub care, irrigation system maintenance, and weeding. These little guys need your help to thrive!

Volunteer!