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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News See all

We're hiring!

Join our team as our Director of Urban Forest Renewal! This position is responsible for leading the integration and delivery of programs and services at the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Apply today!

 

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2017 California Arbor Week and National Arbor Day Celebrations!

Greenprint Summit 2017: It's a Wrap!

A Fruitful Acorn Harvest

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

How-To See all

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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Events See all

Mulching at Rio Linda Central Park

Rio Linda Central Park, Rio Linda

Thursday, March 2 9:00A - 3:00P

Come mulch with us! We will be mulching newly-established trees at Rio Linda Central Park!

Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

This event is full. Please check back later to see if any spots are available.

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CA Arbor Week Native Seedling and Acorn Planting

Empire Ranch Park Site #53, Folsom

Thursday, March 9 9:00A - 12:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation celebrate California Arbor Week by enhancing a previous reforesting project in the City of Folsom at Empire Ranch Park Site #53 by planting native trees and acorns in open space. We hope to plant approximately 100 new tree seedlings and acorns which will build the urban forest and someday provide habitat for local wildlife.

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