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.

» Learn more »

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.

» Learn More »

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.

» Learn more »

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.

» Learn more »

News See all

Top 5 Favorite Low-water use trees for Summer!

Sacramento Shade offers a wide variety of great trees that won’t run up your water bill. Use our Shady Eighty Tree Guide to choose a tree for your yard or just to learn more about some of our region's trees. Here are a few of our favorites...

Read more

Your Most Asked Tree Questions....

It's Takes a (Lincoln) Village

Shady Eighty NOW ONLINE!

How-To See all

Plan a Mulch Party

Bring the benefits of mulch to your neighborhood tree canopy. Follow our DIY guide to get your community involved in a mulch party!

» Learn How »

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.

» See More »

Events See all

STEP Citizen Scientist Party

Coloma Community Center

Saturday, October 1 9:00A - 11:00A

Celebrate the success of our volunteer Citizen Scientists for our Save the Elms Program!

Register Now

Week of Caring: Spruce Up Blue Heron Trails

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, October 8 9:00A - 12:00P

Do you like getting dirty? Do you have a passion for gardening or native habitat restoration?

We've recently completed a project at the Blue Heron Trails Visitor Center at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, but that doesn't mean the work is done! You can help us with general site care duties such as basic tree/shrub care, irrigation system maintenance, and weeding. These little guys need your help to thrive!

Volunteer!