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Sacramento Shade program marks 25th anniversary

SMUD and the Sacramento Tree Foundation recently celebrated 25 years of partnership with the planting of a ceremonial willow oak at the southeast corner of SMUD’s Headquarters building. The partnership—known as the Sacramento Shade program—has delivered more than half a million free shade trees to residences and businesses since 1990.

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How-To See all

Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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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

Pruning Clinic

Carmichael Library

Saturday, December 12 10:00A - 12:00P

Let us show you how to prune young shade trees for structure and form. Quick, simple steps you take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy, strong, and beautiful will save you time and money in the future. It includes a indoor classroom portion, and also hands on pruning practice.


Bear River Habitat Trail

Yuba County

Saturday, January 9 9:00A - 12:30P

New year, new project! The Sacramento Tree Foundation will be planting native trees, shrubs and grasses along the newly paved multi-use Bear River Habitat Trail in Yuba County. Come help us get these babies in the ground and off to a great start!

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