Plant

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

Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

As Californians cut back on water use during this historic drought, they may not realize the impact it will have on surrounding trees. A simple and urgent message is now being broadcast across California: Save Our Water and Our Trees.

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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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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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Acorn Harvester Training-Rocklin

Johnson- Springview Park

Saturday, September 19 9:00A - 12:00P

Attend the Acorn Harvester training to learn all about native oaks and acorn collecting. After class, support our efforts by harvesting on your own or with friends and family this fall.

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September 26- Native Oak Woodland Reforestation

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, September 26 9:00A - 12:30P

Kick off the fall planting season with us at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. We will be planting 150-200 native tree and shrub seedlings to provide quality habitat for local wildlife. 

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