Green Rx

Trees are integral to our health. People who live near trees report better general health and fewer health complaints.

Green Prescription: The Study

The Green Prescription research study used health data collected by the University of California Los Angeles for their California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate the connection between the amount of tree canopy and human health (population health/public health).

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Green Prescription: The Map

This map of our six-county region is a product of our new study linking tree canopy to human health: Green Prescription. 

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Green Prescription: The Partners

This study would not have been possible without the commitment and support of our partners and supporters.

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A Growing Partnership

In partnership with the Center for Land Based Learning, this year SacTree is hosting four educational volunteer events for students participating in the Student and Landowners Education and Watershed Stewardship program.

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Mark your Calendar for Northern California Home & Landscape Expo

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

Seeds for Sonoma County

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Care for your Roots

Roots work hard to keep your tree healthy, strong, and anchored into the ground. Learn how to care for your roots so they can thrive underground.

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Events See all

River Park Hands On Pruning Workshop

Fremont Presbyterian Church, Geneva Room

Saturday, January 27 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation Certified Arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future. This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion at Fremont Presbyterian Church, followed by outdoor field training in the River Park neighborhood practicing pruning in small groups on young trees (tools provided).

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Arden Park Hands On Pruning Workshop

Arden Park Community Center

Saturday, February 3 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation Certified Arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future.This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion at the Arden Park Community Center, followed by outdoor field training in the Arden Park neighborhood practicing pruning in small groups on young trees (tools provided).

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Community Planting Leader Orientation

Sacramento Tree Foundation Office

Saturday, February 3 10:00A - 12:00P

Join our team of Community Planting Leaders (CPLs) in growing and protecting the best urban forest in the nation! At this orientation, you'll learn about the Sacramento Tree Foundation's mission and programs, how to effectively lead volunteers at tree planting and care events, and what being a CPL for habitat restoration or urban tree planting projects involves going forward. CPLs commit to supporting at least 1 event per month October through May. For more information about the CPL program, visit http://sactree.com/CPL

You must have volunteered at a tree planting or care event to be eligible to attend the orientation for CPLs.

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