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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We Want You!

Love the environment? Want to make a difference? Looking to work with some cool folks? Check out our new Office Admin position and apply today!

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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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Fall Tree Tips

October and November are the best months to plant trees. Roots get a great start in cooler soil. Watch our tree planting video to see best planting practices in action!

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Events See all

Rusch Park Rotary Grove Planting

Rusch Park

Saturday, October 29 8:00A - 12:00P

A true partnership of the Citrus Heights Rotary Club, Sunrise Recreation and Park District and the Sacramento Tree Foundation will come together at Rusch Park on October 29th to replant and old Redwood Grove decimated by drought with low-water native Oaks.

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Howe Park Hands On Pruning Workshop

Howe Park Community Center

Friday, November 4 9:00A - 11:00A

Join STF's Certified Arborist to learn how to prune young shade trees for strong, healthy, and attractive structure. This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion, followed by field time outside in Howe Park practicing pruning in small groups on young trees (tools provided).

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