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When a tree dies, don’t waste your breath. Rescue the wood to honour its memory

"In municipalities around the world, the trees are chipped into mulch. Not just the leaves and skinny branches and bark, but the whole tree. It’s the least valuable, indeed least respectful, thing you can do with a tree." Urban Wood Rescue aims to rewrite this story.

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Sacramento's urban heat island divide

Our urban forest: Time to plant a tree for future generations

Volunteers plant new life in Sacramento County

Fewer trees, more asthma. How Sacramento can improve its canopy and public health

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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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Care for your Roots

Roots work hard to keep your tree healthy, strong, and anchored into the ground. Learn how to care for your roots so they can thrive underground.

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Giving Tuesday


Tuesday, December 3

This holiday season, we are giving back to our urban forest for all the value it brings. Help us reach our goal of raising $7,000 by Giving Tuesday on December 3, and we’ll plant your wish with one of the trees.

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Planting at Riviera East Park

Butterfield-Riviera East

Saturday, November 23 8:45A - 12:00P

The Sacramento Tree Foundation along with the Butterfield-Riviera East Community Association will be planting trees in Riviera East Park that will provide more shade and livable, usable space for the La Riviera/Butterfield community.