Plant

Create safer, cleaner, and healthier neighborhoods by planting trees in your yard, on your street, and in your parks, and schools.

 

 

We compiled a list of the best 80+ trees for our region! Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty tree guide for tree characteristics you’re most interested in!

 


Around Your Home

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. Review our Shady Eighty: Trees for a Cooler Sacramento region (.pdf), a tree list to help you choose the best tree for your yard.

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In Your Community

Communities come together under a healthy tree canopy. From lower crime rates to higher property values, you can bring the benefits of free trees to the streets, schools, and parks throughout your neighborhood through the Community Shade Tree Program.

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In your Jurisdiction

City and county streets and parks are home to most of our public trees. They are often the signature trees of a community because they are the largest and most frequently seen. We offer the Greenprint toolkit to everyone, from policy makers to tree professionals to home owners, who wants to know more about the planting, care, benefits, costs and value of trees. See the value of the trees in your community by visiting GreenprintMaps.

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Across the Region

The Greenprint initiative is a regional framework designed to build an optimal urban forest in every neighborhood, business district, park, school, and street in our 6-county region. The Greenprint sets the stage for our efforts to plant 5 million new trees in the Sacramento region. Our Greenprint Champions are elected officials from our region's 22 cities and 6 counties that have pledged to develop livable and sustainable communities by building the best urban forests.

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News See all

Shady Eighty NOW ONLINE!

We compiled a list of the best 80+ trees for our region! Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty tool for tree characteristics you’re most interested in!

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Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

California Arbor Week and National Arbor Day Celebrations!

Cap & Trade Funds for our Urban Forest

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Volunteer

We will reach our 5 million tree goal with your help. Volunteer with us to plant more trees where you live, work, and play.

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Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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Events See all

Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientist Training

Sacramento

Saturday, May 21 2:00P - 3:30P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento monitoring our remaining public elm trees for the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED). This training event will give you the tools and skills necessary to identify and monitor elms for DED symptoms. This is a training opportunity; monitoring elm trees is a volunteer activity that can be done on your own schedule! We ask that STEP Citizen Scientists commit to monitor selected elm trees three times between May and October.

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Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientist Training

Sacramento

Tuesday, May 31 6:00P - 7:30P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento monitoring our remaining public elm trees for the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED). This training event will give you the tools and skills necessary to identify and monitor elms for DED symptoms. This is a training opportunity; monitoring elm trees is a volunteer activity that can be done on your own schedule! We ask that STEP Citizen Scientists commit to monitor selected elm trees three times between May and October.

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Bear River Habitat Trail

YUBA COUNTY

Saturday, June 11 8:00A - 11:30A

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a workday at our Bear River Habitat Trail site in Yuba County. We’ll be doing general site care and clean-up including irrigation system maintenance, mulching, and weeding. This site will provide an important link for wildlife in the area. Help us care for the young trees, shrubs, and grasses that we planted this winter – these little guys need your help!

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