Create safer, cleaner, and healthier neighborhoods by planting trees in your yard, on your street, and in your parks, and schools.
We compiled a list of the best 80+ trees for our region! Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty tree guide for tree characteristics you’re most interested in!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sacramento Shade offers a wide variety of great trees that won’t run up your water bill. Use our Shady Eighty Tree Guide to choose a tree for your yard or just to learn more about some of our region's trees. Here are a few of our favorites...
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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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Saturday, August 27 8:30A - 11:30A
Join us to care for magnificent trees! You are invited to help us spread mulch - and perform various other tree care activities at Max Baer Park. Mulch Madness events are fun for participants of all ages who will have a great time caring for all of the trees within the park.
Saturday, September 10 8:30A - 12:00P
Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for our last summer volunteer work day at our Bear River Habitat Trail site.
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