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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Top 5 Favorite Low-water use trees for Summer!

Sacramento Shade offers a wide variety of great trees that won’t run up your water bill. Use our Shady Eighty Tree Guide to choose a tree for your yard or just to learn more about some of our region's trees. Here are a few of our favorites...

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Your Most Asked Tree Questions....

Riverview STEM Academy: New Voices at the Table

Community Volunteers are the Heart of our Work

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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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A Little Love for a Local Park

Saturday, August 27 8:30A - 11:30A

Join us to care for magnificent trees! You are invited to help us spread mulch - and perform various other tree care activities at Max Baer Park. Mulch Madness events are fun for participants of all ages who will have a great time caring for all of the trees within the park.

Go Mad!

Golf Tournament

Teal Bend Golf Club

Thursday, September 1 11:30A - 7:00P

Join us for the North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament to benefit Sacramento Tree Foundation.

Register before August 1st for the Early Bird discount.