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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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Evaluating Trees for Our Future Climate

In partnership with the City of Sacramento volunteers completed the last of three Climate Ready Trees planting events on Saturday March 14th.

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The Future is Bright Green

Arbor Day Celebrations

Prune Those Trees!

Sacramento has a rich history of planting trees

Is Water Conservation Killing Trees?

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Become an Intern

If you are looking for an opportunity to delve into a project in urban forestry this may be the position you are looking for. We are recruiting interns to work on a full time iTree ECO Urban Forestry Assessment Project this summer.

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Care for Trees During Drought

As California's drought conditions worsen, its imperative we restrict our water usage while also ensuring our trees survive. 

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Stone Lakes Reforestation- FULL

Elk Grove

Saturday, April 4 9:00A - 12:30P

Get out in the dirt with the Sacramento Tree Foundation's NATURE Team. Volunteers will work to plant 150 tree and shrub seedlings in abandoned agricultural land.

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Caring for the Watershed

Saturday, April 18 9:00A - 12:00P

Join in on the Sacramento Tree Foundation's Creek Week project! Volunteers will work to clean up the Stone Lakes basin at Nottoli Park.

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