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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Cap & Trade Funds for our Urban Forest

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and more than 100 national, state, regional and local organizations are working together to ensure that urban forestry and urban greening play a significant role in meeting the greenhouse gas reduction targets set forth in AB 32 as well as meeting the mandates set forth in AB 1532 and SB 535. Read our joint letter submitted to Senate Presidet de Leon and Speaker Atkins.

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Kick-off Planting at Bear River a HUGE Success!

Winter Tree Tips: Leafing your tree alone is a bad idea!

Sacramento Shade program marks 25th anniversary

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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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Tree Planting Event with Tree Davis


Thursday, February 11 9:30A - 11:30A

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Woodland Tree Foundation Heritage Grove Planting

Woodland Community and Senior Center

Saturday, February 13

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Bear River Habitat Trail


Saturday, February 20 9:00A - 12:30P

The Sacramento Tree Foundation needs your help in planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses at the Bear River Habitat Trail, located near the Plumas Lake Community of Yuba County. The habitat created by the newly established plants will provide an important link for wildlife in the area. Help us get these plants in to the ground and off to a great start in their new home!