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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Are you wondering if the tree planting you are registered for is still happening?

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(916) 974-4318

Get Dirty

Tree Plantings are held nearly every weekend during the rainy season (usually October to May). Volunteers help plant trees in neighborhoods, parks, schools and open spaces. These events are great for folks of all ages, especially families! Review our list of events and sign up to volunteer now.

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Lead the Way

Planting 5 million more trees will require help from everyone in our community. Learn to teach others about the extraordinary benefits of trees by volunteering as a Community Planting Leader. This is the perfect position for people who want to learn more about urban greening and volunteer management. (It's also a great addition to your resume!)

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Be Our Eyes and Ears

Are you interested in habitat restoration? Would you like to help save our elm tree population by learning how to identify signs of Dutch elm disease? Would you like to help us beautify public spaces? Consider volunteering as a Biological Monitor, Location Scout, or Tree Care Steward. Training, support, and educational materials are provided.

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Shout Out

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to help share our message about growing a healthier, more livable Sacramento region. If you love to talk, enjoy meeting new people, and are open to new experiences, this is the volunteer position for you! Training is provided.

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Have you ever wondered how the Sacramento Tree Foundation is able to support elementary school students through the Seed to Seedling program and grow thousands of baby oak trees to restore the native forests of the Sacramento region? We do it by gathering tens of thousands of locally sourced acorns and other seeds each fall. You can help!

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Greenprint Summit 2014

Everyone knows the basics – trees clean our air and give us shade. It’s common knowledge that trees are good. But, we’re really just beginning to learn how good they truly are. In January, Greenprint Summit 2014 brought together some of the most advanced research from all over the country to connect the dots between trees and public health.

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Sacramento urban forest makes Top 10 list

Sacramento's Camphor Tree

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Are you looking to gain practical skills in the area of restoration and field ecology?  Intern with our NAtive Trees in Urban and Rural Environments (NATURE) team as they work to plant, restore and maintain sites in the Sacramento area.

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Volunteer as a Group

Groups can either join us at one of our regularly scheduled planting events (see list of events) or plan a private event.

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Mulch Madness at McKinley Park

Monday, August 4 6:30P - 8:00P

Grab your wheelbarrow and join the after-work mulching party at McKinley Park. Volunteers are needed to help care for the park by applying mulch rings around the trees. Great for volunteers of all ages!


Last Mulch Madness Event

Monday, September 8 6:00P - 8:00P

Last Mulch Madness event of the year! If you haven't had the opportunity to participate, do it now! Volunteers will be placing mulch rings around park trees. Learn about the benefits of mulch and how to use it in your own yard. Great event for volunteers of all ages.