Green Rx

Trees serve a variety of functions that improve health in our communities.

Green Rx

Culminating in June 2015, the Tree Foundation conducted the Green Prescription study to evaluate the connection between tree canopy and human health. The results show that in the urban areas of our region, there is a strong connection between having increased tree canopy and several health outcomes.

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Urban Forests for Clean Air

In 2006, the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) entered into a partnership to evaluate the effects of the urban forest on regional air quality, with the goal of including a voluntary control strategy based on trees in the Sacramento Regional 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan (the Plan). Once approved, the Plan will become an update to the California State Implementation Plan for Air Quality.

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2017’s Big Day of Giving is 26 Days Away!

Starting at midnight on May 4th, the Sacramento region will come together for one Big Day of Giving -- a 24-hour giving challenge that lifts up lives and makes the Sacramento region a wonderful place.

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Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

NEWS RELEASE: California Arbor Day Celebration

2017 California Arbor Week and National Arbor Day Celebrations!

Greenprint Summit 2017: It's a Wrap!

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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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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National Arbor Day Planting Part II

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Elk Grove

Saturday, April 29 9:00A - 12:00P

Come get dirty with us! Help us continue to reforest a portion of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge by planting native seedlings along the edge of reclaimed agricultural lands in celebration of the day after National Arbor Day! With your help, we hope to plant 500 new tree seedlings which will eventually provide habitat for local wildlife. This is a great event for everyone! Snacks will be provided.


Volunteer at our Big Day of Giving at Camp Pollock

Thursday, May 4 5:30P - 8:30P

Volunteers are needed to assist with greeting visitors, parking, and site management (cleaning and managing recycling/trash) at our Big Day of Giving celebration at Camp Pollock with the Sacramento Valley Conservancy, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, and Iceland Ice Skating Rink. The celebration will feature live music by The Garage Openers, food trucks, picnic areas, free parking and bike valet, and is dog-friendly. Join us for all the fun and give back to our community at the same time! Food will be provided for all volunteers.