Green Rx

Trees are integral to our health. People who live near trees report better general health and fewer health complaints.

Green Prescription: The Study

The Green Prescription research study used health data collected by the University of California Los Angeles for their California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate the connection between the amount of tree canopy and human health (population health/public health).

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Green Prescription: The Map

This map of our six-county region is a product of our new study linking tree canopy to human health: Green Prescription. 

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Green Prescription: The Partners

This study would not have been possible without the commitment and support of our partners and supporters.

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How-To See all

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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Events See all

Earth Day Event at the Bear River Habitat Trail

Plumas Lake

Saturday, April 20 8:45A - 12:00P

Celebrate Earth Day with us at the Bear River Habitat Trail. Come prepared to plant trees, care for native plants, and possibly even build a bench or two.

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Planting at Niños Park

Natomas

Saturday, May 11 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us to plant trees in Niños Park to provide shade and beauty to the neighborhood for generations to come.

Volunteer

NeighborWoods Greenprint Summit

Betty Irene Moore Hall

Saturday, May 18 9:00A - 3:00P

Learn how the Sacramento Tree Foundation's NeighborWoods initiative brings together people to make positive change in their communities. You'll get the chance to network with other community members who are passionate for improving their neighborhoods, and you'll go home with a toolkit for making positive change.

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