NeighborWoods is your opportunity to grow and protect the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building community and investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees.
Trees improve air quality, reduce crime rates, increase property values, and make Sacramento a special place to live. And thanks to our partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), your NeighborWoods project can receive free, energy saving shade trees, along with support from Sacramento Tree Foundation experts.
How it works:
- Your neighborhood will work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to determine the best places to plant trees and the best type of tree to plant at each location. This guarantees that the right tree will be planted in the right place to maximize the benefits of shade.
- The Community Forester will also provide instruction on tree planting and care to ensure that the trees thrive once they are in the ground.
- The trees will be delivered, along with stakes and ties for free!
- Your neighborhood is responsible for planting and caring for the trees.
Some NeighborWoods projects plan a one day tree planting event for all of the residents to plant and celebrate their new trees together. In this case, all of the planting locations would be selected within a short time frame and all of the trees would be delivered together shortly before the event. A neighborhood-wide event would likely take place between November - February. Your Community Forester will help select a specific date for the event.
Other neighborhoods choose to participate in our Sacramento Shade Tree Program as individual homeowners and plant the trees at their leisure. The Sacramento Shade Tree Program is available year-round and residents can complete an interest form or call us anytime at (916) 924-8733 to make an appointment.
Because each neighborhood is unique, it is important to contact Sacramento Tree Foundation as soon as possible to discuss the details and begin working with a Community Forester to bring your NeighborWoods project to life.
Call us at (916) 924-8733 or complete this NeighborWoods interest form and together we can make your neighborhood great!
Not ready to plant trees? Mulch instead!
Take care of the ones you already have and create a NeighborWoods mulching party! Mulch helps conserve water, provides nutrients to the soil, and protects your trees from damaging lawn equipment. Gather your neighbors and protect your existing trees together!
To learn more about how you can begin your NeighborWoods project, download our NeighborWoods guidebook and workbook.
If you are interested in starting a NeighborWoods project in El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba Counties, we may be able to offer our services and expertise as well. Email or call us at (916) 924-8733 and let us know what kind of project you would like to begin.