Learn to plant and maintain strong, healthy trees that will thrive for generations.

Why Plant Trees?

Trees are constantly working for us. They clean our air and water, help us save energy, provide wildlife habitat, and increase our quality of life. They are a legacy we plant and leave for future generations. Learn more about how trees impact our community health and how you can bring the benefits of trees to your neighborhood.

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Before You Plant

Selecting the right tree for the right spot is the first step when thinking about planting your new tree. Before you plant watch our Right Tree in the Right Place video, use our Greenprint Tree Guide (.pdf) to select the best tree for your home, and learn how to choose the best quality tree from a nursery.

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How to Plant

Yes, there are right and wrong ways to plant a tree. By following our best planting practices, your tree will get the best start for a long and healthy life. Watch our planting video to see best planting practices in action.

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Caring for your Tree

It takes most newly planted trees three years to establish a solid root system and strong trunk. Your watchful care during this time will grow a stronger, more healthy tree. Attend one of our free young tree pruning clinics to learn how to shape your tree and sign up to receive our seasonal tree tips by email.

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Teach Kids about the Urban Forest

Seed to Seedling is an award-winning California native oak curriculum for 3rd and 4th graders that meets California content standards. Kids learn about natural and cultural history of California's native oaks and the incredible benefits of trees. Educators will find the curriculum flexible, easy to use, and fun! Educators in the Sacramento region can participate in our seedling growing program and have their students plant acorns and grow seedlings on their classroom windowsill.

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Be an Advocate for Trees

Planting 5 million more trees will require help from everyone in our community. Get involved in the Greenprint intiative, our bold vision to enhance the quality of life in our region by expanding the urban forest and maximizing the benefits of trees

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News See all

Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

As Californians cut back on water use during this historic drought, they may not realize the impact it will have on surrounding trees. A simple and urgent message is now being broadcast across California: Save Our Water and Our Trees.

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How-To See all

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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Care for Trees During Drought

Learn how you can conserve water and keep your trees healthy at the same time. Watch our webinar for more information on caring for your young and mature trees and download our Tips for Tree Care During Drought handout.

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Events See all

Fall Tree Tour of Arden Park Neighborhood

Arden Park

Saturday, October 10 10:00A - 11:30A

Join one of Sacramento Tree Foundation's expert volunteers for a guided tour of the trees throughout the Arden Park Neighborhood. Learn how to identify tree species, about the history of trees in the area, basic tree care, and more!


Community Acorn Harvest

Heritage Oak Park

Saturday, October 10 3:00P - 5:00P

Please join us as we harvest acorns to grow our future forest. All training and supplies will be provided.