We offer expertise, training, tools, and advice so that we may empower our community to plant, protect, and learn about trees.

NeighborWoods in South Sacramento

NeighborWoods is a community-led movement to improve our neighborhoods and bring neighbors together through tree planting and care activities. Bring beautiful, tree-lined streets, shaded parks and schools, and full-canopied yards to the area where you live.

We can provide free trees (including fruit trees), tools, expertise, and education needed to grow a forest in YOUR neighborhood! 

Why are trees a good idea?

Neighborhoods with more trees have...

  • Tighter-knit communities
  • Higher property values
  • Safer and walkable streets
  • Lower energy costs
  • Higher activity levels
  • Better air/water quality
  • Lower rates of obesity

Let’s plant more trees to create a better tomorrow for our kids.


Build community. Improve the neighborhood.

Plant trees.

What’s your vision for a greener tomorrow? Let's talk


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Meet your NeighborWoods Coordinator


James Saetern has been a South Sacramento resident for over 25 years, having attended both elementary and middle school in the area. In addition, he earned his master's degree from CSU Sacramento in Recreation Administration, focusing on recreational opportunities for non-English speaking persons because of the lack of services for this population. Today, he is passionate about supporting the neighborhood’s collective desire to improve their community through tree plantings.  

Want to get in touch? Email James or call (916) 974-4322.  


Map of South Sacramento neighborhoods served

South Sacramento NeighborWoods Flyer (English)

How Trees Help Neighborhoods

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)