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

Why Plant Trees?

Trees work for us non-stop. They are a legacy we plant and leave for many generations – impacting our city with better quality of life, business climate, and sense of place. Trees clean our air and water, save energy, provide habitat for wildlife, reduce water runoff and erosion, and increase property values. 

If you are interested in learning more about how trees impact our community health and well-being or how you can get more involved in bringing the benefits of trees to your neighborhood, consider joining us at our annual Greenprint Summit.

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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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Be Watershed Wise

Thanks to generous funding from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, the Stonelake Community of Elk Grove is learning how to become a Watershed Wise Neighborhood. Small actions at home can have a big, positive impact on the environment. Learn how you can help save water, save money, and keep your watersheds healthy.

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Community Shade Returns!

Summer Leaf Drop

Tree grant to bear fruit for north Sacramento

Caring for Trees in our Mediterranean Climate

Greenprint Summit 2014

How-To See all

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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Summer Tree Tips

Summer is the season to regular water your tree. Learning how to deep water your young tree is the most important thing you can do it ensure its survival. 

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Greenprint Summit 2015

Citrus Heights Community Center

Thursday, January 29 8:30A - 4:30P

Building on our terrific success from last year's Summit, we invite you to join us for another thought-provoking and invigorating day discussing trees, health, and our community.

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Tree Tour of City Cemetery

Saturday, October 25 10:00A - 11:30A

Join Sacramento Tree Foundation for a guided tour of Sacramento's historic City Cemetery. Learn how to identify tree species, about the history of trees in the City Cemetery, basic tree care and more!

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