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We will reach our 5 million tree goal with your help. Volunteer with us to plant and care for trees where you live, work, and play.


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Tree Planting and Care Volunteer

Tree planting and stewardship events take place all year long, but we are especially busy with these events during the rainy months. Volunteers of all ages can help plant and care for trees throughout the Sacramento region by registering for an event online

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Internship Opportunities

Intern with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to put your skills to work in our community. Browse our internship opportunities to see how you can make a difference in Sacramento while gaining experience in urban forestry, community development, habitat restoration, and more!

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STEP Citizen Scientist

Interested in helping the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento identify elm trees that may be infected by Dutch elm disease? Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientists will help us identify unhealthy trees by visually monitoring public elms throughout the summer.

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Group Volunteers

Your business, church group, or service club can join us for one of our planned events. Or, create your own special volunteer event. We’ll work with you to match you with one of our current needs at the organization or we’ll help you build the event of your dreams!

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Planting Leader

Give back, make new friends, build your resume, leave a lasting legacy, and have fun! Join our team of Planting Leaders in leading volunteers in growing and protecting the best urban forest in the nation. Planting Leaders support at least one tree planting or care event per month during planting season (October through May).

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News See all

Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms

Sacramento, the City of Trees. Our streets canopied by that signature tree. The stately…“birch”? The stately…“poplar”? No, stately only comes to mind to describe the elm!

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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

A Cherry Tree Grove for Southside Park

2017 Save The Elms Program (STEP) Wrap-Up

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Trees for Neighborhoods

The NeighborWoods Program is your opportunity to grow the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees. Work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to plant the right trees in the right places throughout your neighborhood and maximize the many benefits of trees for your community.

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Events See all

National Arbor Day Planting

Del Paso Heights

Saturday, April 28 8:45A - 12:00P

This community volunteer day is focused on planting shade trees in partnership with Terkensha Associates, Green Tech, and the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance to enhance the urban forest in the community of Del Paso Heights, North Sacramento. All are welcome to attend. Our goal is to plant at least 12 trees and conduct site care. This is a great family event!

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Mulch Mayhem at Max Baer Park

Max Baer Park

Saturday, May 19 8:45A - 12:00P

May is Mulch Mayhem month because it's a great time to mulch trees before the summer heat. Come help us mulch park trees in South Sacramento and learn proper mulching techniques. This is a great event for families, groups, and service organizations.

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