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

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

Native Oak Woodland Reforestation

Saturday, February 7 9:00A - 12:30P

Reforest a portion of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge by planting native trees on abandoned agricultural lands.  This event includes a 1/2 mile walk to the planting site.

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San Juan Water District Pruning Clinic

Saturday, February 21 9:00A - 10:30A

Learn how to prune your young shade trees for healthy structure and a longer life. Sacramento Tree Foundation experts will teach you when and how to make pruning cuts, overall pruning strategies, and tool varieties and uses. Weather permitting, there will be an optional walk outdoors after the presentation to look at real life tree structure and pruning options.

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