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

Maintenance

A Regional Resource

The residents of Sacramento are uniquely positioned to benefit from planting and maintaining trees. Most of Sacramento County's 6 million trees are private trees in yards and street fronts. By providing regular care to keep trees healthy and maximize their benefits, tree owners improve not only their own property but keep Sacramento's legacy of trees alive. Maintaining a mature tree increases your property value by about 1%, saves you energy and water, and makes your property more attractive and relaxing. But your tree also gives a great deal to the community around it by reducing air pollution and storm water runoff, cooling the air, and helping to give your neighborhood its character. Keep your trees healthy for yourself and your community!

Schedule Time For Your Trees

Set up a regular schedule of simple maintenance if your tree is established and older than 3 to 5 years. It is not difficult or demanding. Regular care will ensure your trees will continue to thrive and survive for generations. It will also help you avoid expensive and dangerous situations caused by unhealthy trees. An effective program includes regular inspection, watering, pruning, mulching, and possible fertilization. You can do much of the on-going tree care yourself, but at times a tree care professional will be needed to diagnose problems and assist you in solving them.