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

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

Sacramento Shade program marks 25th anniversary

SMUD and the Sacramento Tree Foundation recently celebrated 25 years of partnership with the planting of a ceremonial willow oak at the southeast corner of SMUD’s Headquarters building. The partnership—known as the Sacramento Shade program—has delivered more than half a million free shade trees to residences and businesses since 1990.

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Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

Fire Blight

NeighborWoods Project Receives Grant Funds

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!

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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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Events See all

Woodland Tree Foundation Tree Planting

Campbell Park

Saturday, December 5 9:00A - 12:00P

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Wildlife Refuge Site Clean Up

North Stone Lake

Saturday, December 5 9:00A - 12:30P

Spend some time in a closed area of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge cleaning up one of our old planting sites. These plants were installed in January 2012, and for three years were watered and cared for. Now we will be "releasing them into the wild" by removing tree shelter tubes and irrigation supplies.


Trees for Tomorrow Kick-Off Planting Event

Saturday, December 12 9:00A

Join TreeDavis as they kick off their Trees for Tomorrow program with the City of West Sacramento! Help plant 20 new trees at Bryte Park to provide shade, beauty, and spaces for outdoor recreation.