How-To See all

How to Plant a Tree

Yes, there are right and wrong ways to plant a tree. By following our best planting practices, your tree will get the best start for a long and healthy life. Watch our planting video to see best planting practices in action.

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Events See all

Cordova Gardens Neighborhood Planting

Rancho Cordova (Online)

Saturday, October 10 9:00A - 11:00A

We've teamed up with the City of Rancho Cordova and SMUD to host a project in the Cordova Gardens neighborhood and at Cordova Gardens Elementary School! Although we can't come together for big planting events, neighbors can welcome newly planted trees in their own front yards while we livestream an educational celebration of the project. In addition, we are holding a Chalk Art Tree Contest and the winning household will receive a $25 gift card from the City!

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Trees for the Tees! Planting at Cordova Golf Course

Rosemont (Online)

Saturday, October 17 1:00P - 2:00P

In partnership with Cordova Recreation & Park District, Sacramento County, and SMUD, we will be adding more shade to the Cordova Golf Course links! Tune in on Facebook Live or Zoom to get an exclusive look at the first of the new trees going in. We will be hearing from Cordova Golf Course about some of the issues that face trees in this region and our Expert Forester about tree care and species selection in drought prone areas, followed by a Q&A for those who join us through Zoom.

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