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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News See all

"Felled" Movie Screening

We are very excited to invite you to Sacramento’s premier showing of Felled, a documentary film about giving new life to fallen urban trees. Join us at the Tower Theater to see this terrific film and to get a sneak peek into what our Urban Wood Rescue program has been up to. The screening will be on Tuesday, March 6 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Get your tickets today, they won’t last long.

2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Winter Tree Tips

A Growing Partnership

How-To See all

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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Choose the Best Quality Tree from a Nursery

There are advantages to selecting good quality nursery trees. Good quality trees are more likely to survive post- planting, establish more quickly, and live longer in the landscape.

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Events See all

Planting at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, February 24 8:45A - 12:30P

Come join us to plant up to 220 native seedlings and acorns! We'll focus on reforesting a portion of the refuge to create habitat for wildlife and to promote growth of native trees. This is a family friendly event!

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NeighborWoods Planting at Fern Bacon Middle School

Fern Bacon Middle School

Saturday, March 3 8:45A - 1:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation as we celebrate California Arbor Week by canopying the campus of Fern Bacon Middle School. Spring is the perfect time to fill the campus with 60 more shade trees and mulch its existing trees so they remain strong, vibrant, and healthy for years to come.

Please arrive at 8:45am so that we’re ready to start planting by 9:00am.

There is plenty of parking available in the school parking lot and in front of the school on Cuny Ave.

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