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

Sacramento urban forest makes Top 10 list

Sacramento's urban tree canopy has been named one of the 10 best urban forests in America.

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Blue Trees Art Installation Coming to Sacramento

Midtown bids goodbye to iconic tree

A giant is leaving the 'City of Trees'

How-To See all

Hire a Reliable Tree Care Company

Improper tree work can cause irreparable damage to your tree and may end up costing you a considerable amount of time and money. Follow these guidelines to ensure professional tree work and safe, healthy trees.

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Stake a Young Tree

After planting your tree, remove the nursery stake, which is the thin pole tied to the tree. If the tree cannot stand upright by itself, support it by placing two stakes at least 18 inches from both sides of the trunk.

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Events See all

River Park Neighborhood Tree Tour

Saturday, April 26 10:00A - 11:30A

Grab your walking shoes, the kids and the dog. This tour will take you through the trees of the River Park Neighborhood. Find out how you can make your neighborhood a NeighborWood!


Capitol Park Tree Tour

Saturday, May 10 10:30A - 12:00P

Spend an early Saturday afternoon walking under the canopy of one of Sacramento's most recognizable parks. Learn about the diverse species represented here.