Community Shade Application
Thanks to our partnership with SMUD, Sacramento Tree Foundation can provide free consultation and trees to qualifying public spaces like schools and parks through our Community Shade program. These trees will provide benefits to the entire community including improved air quality, reduced stress, increased property values, and more!
Community Shade participants will receive expert consultation to select the best planting locations and tree varieties, an educational demonstration on planting and care, and the opportunity to host a volunteer tree planting event.
If you are interested in growing trees in a public space and want to see if you qualify for our program, please fill out the application below. Once your application is received and approved, Tree Foundation experts will work with you to bring your tree project to life.
**While applications are accepted year-round, this program is active only during planting season (October-March) to ensure a healthy start for your new trees.
If you would like to plant a tree in memory or in honor of someone, please instead visit our Tribute Tree program to learn more.
I would like trees for a public space!
Application for Free Trees