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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 Greenprint Tree Guide (.pdf) to see a list of the best trees to plant in our region.

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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

Is Water Conservation Killing Trees?

KCRA 3 News interviews Sacramento Tree Foundation and Department of Water Resources experts. Learn what you can do to keep your trees healthy during a drought and irrigation restrictions. 

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Be Watershed Wise

Community Shade Returns!

Summer Leaf Drop

Tree grant to bear fruit for north Sacramento

Trees and Drought

How-To See all

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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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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Events See all

Greenprint Summit 2015

Citrus Heights Community Center

Thursday, January 29 8:30A - 4:30P

Building on our terrific success from last year's Summit, we invite you to join us for another thought-provoking and invigorating day discussing trees, health, and our community.

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Native Tree Planting at Lambert Rd #1

Elk Grove

Saturday, December 6 9:00A - 12:00P

Volunteer to work on a portion of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in abandoned agricultural land. This is a great area for bird watching so bring your binoculars! This event does require a 3/4 to 1 1/2 mile walk to the planting area, depending on road conditions.

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