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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News See all

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

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

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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