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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


Young Tree Care Webinar

Rancho Cordova (Online)

Monday, October 26 5:30P - 6:30P

Join us with Lori Murphy, Urban Forester for the City of Rancho Cordova, for a young tree care webinar. Recent tree recipients in Rancho Cordova will be provided with a registration link for Zoom; all others can tune in via Facebook Live or catch the recording on YouTube.

Planting at Howe Community Park

Arden Arcade (Online)

Saturday, November 14 10:00A - 11:00A

The Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Fulton El Camino Recreation and Parks District will be adding more trees to the canopy of Howe Community Park! We will be welcoming several beautiful new shade trees at this amazing park and we need you to send in your wishes to be planted with our Wishing Trees.

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