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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

Virtually every neighborhood has space for more trees. We have the expertise, support, and services ready to help green your community's schools, parks, streetsparking lots, and open spaces.

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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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Trees and Drought

The Sacramento region has experienced a record number of days with no rain and our water supply is alarmingly low. But what about the trees in your yard and the trees in our community? How do we keep young and mature trees healthy while also being water wise?

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Sacramento Sister Cities Ring in New Year by Planting Trees

Why Cover Your Ashalt?

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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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