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

Monitoring trees for the Save the Elms Program

Sacramento

Wednesday, June 16

After watching an online training, you are invited to participate in monitoring Sacramento's elm trees for Dutch elm disease while out on a walk or bike ride. You'll report your findings through a smartphone app so we can save our remaining iconic elm trees from this deadly disease.

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Lunch & Learn Webinar: Water Wise Tree Care

Zoom

Friday, June 25 12:00P - 1:00P

Learn how to efficiently irrigate your trees this summer through this webinar, hosted by the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Certified Arborist Pamela Sanchez will share tips on the magic of mulching, slow watering strategies, and important things to consider with existing irrigation systems.

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Neighborhood Leadership Summit

Online

Saturday, July 17 9:00A - 12:30P

Most of us can imagine a few things we'd like to change about our neighborhoods to make them better places to live. But when it comes to actually making those changes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Join us at the third annual NeighborWoods Leadership Summit to meet other community members, get connected with our network of resources, and learn how to plan and lead an urban greening grassroots project in your neighborhood. Admission is free.

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