We offer expertise, training, tools, and advice so that we may empower our community to plant, protect, and learn about trees.

Free Shade Tree Program

Every home and business benefits from trees. Start with shade trees to keep your home cool and save energy in the summer months. Our  Sacramento Shade Tree Program offers up to 10 free shade trees to SMUD customers. The first step is to review the trees we offer and set up an appointment with a Community Forester.

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Trees for Parks, Schools and Streets

Schools and parks are not complete without trees. Trees protect children from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays and can have a positive effect on children's ability to concentrate. They make parks places for contemplation, recreation, physical activity, camaraderie, and relaxation. Help us bring trees to your parks, schools, and streets.

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Trees for Open Spaces

We work to replenish and sustain the native flora and fauna of our region County by replanting and protecting native trees and woodlands. We collaborate with the County of Sacramento and City of Elk Grove, as well as the development community, to plant and nurture native trees in open spaces. See a list of places where we have planted.

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Seedling Growing Program

Seed to Seedling is an award-winning California native oak curriculum for 3rd and 4th graders. Kids learn about natural and cultural history of California's native oaks and the incredible benefits of trees. Participating educators can also choose to participate in our seedling growing program.

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Tree Care Training and Tree Tours

Annually we offer FREE Winter Pruning Clinics and Spring and Fall Tree Tours. Join us to learn how to prune your young trees or to enjoy a lovely walk beneath our incredible tree canopy. You can also download one of our many self-guided walking tours for neighborhoods like River Park, Arden Arcade, and Woodlake. » Join Us »

News See all

Tree grant to bear fruit for north Sacramento

Thanks to a national grant, the Sacramento Tree Foundation will plant 11 fruit and nut trees to increase access to nutritious food in north Sacramento.

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Sacramento urban forest makes Top 10 list

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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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Acorn Harvester Training - CLOSED

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Saturday, September 27 10:00A - 12:00P

Learn how to become a specialized Acorn Harvester volunteer! You'll receive special training on oak biology, acorn gathering, conservation, genetics, and more.


Acorn Harvester Training

Johnson Springview Park

Saturday, October 4 10:00A - 12:00P

Learn how to become a specialized Acorn Harvester! You'll receive special training on oak biology, acorn gathering, conservation, genetics and more.