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He helped plant the City of Trees. See Sacramento honor retiring Tree Foundation leader

"Natomas Oaks Park is renamed the Ray and Judy Tretheway Oak Preserve on Nov. 19, 2020, by the city of Sacramento as Ray Tretheway retires from his nearly 40-year involvement with the Sacramento Tree Foundation."

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Oak grove to honor Tretheways

Welcoming Jessica Sanders as the Tree Foundation's new executive director

Harvesting acorns for Seed to Seedling

Steady as a valley oak

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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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Giving Tuesday


Tuesday, December 1

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity following Thanksgiving to give back to our community.

This year, in honor of our Executive Director Ray Tretheway’s retirement, we are turning back the clock with a look back at nearly four decades of Ray’s leadership – and a look forward to the future of SacTree.

Follow along with our throwback posts on social media every Tuesday until Dec. 1 and help us honor Ray’s legacy with a fitting gift: a future of green canopy throughout our region, especially in neighborhoods where trees are needed the most.

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Rosemont Neighborhood Beautification Planting

Rosemont (Online)

Saturday, December 12 10:00A - 12:00P

If you live in Rosemont, sign up by October 16th to receive up to 10 free shade trees for your home! Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the Rosemont Men’s League and the Rosemont Community Association in a neighborhood planting like no other! Enjoy connecting virtually with your neighbors and welcome a new tree (or ten!) into your yard. This event will include a virtual planting demo, expert tree care advice, planting support, and a digital community celebration.

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