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

To learn more about how you can begin your NeighborWoods project, download our NeighborWoods guidebook and workbook.

If you are interested in starting a NeighborWoods project in El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba Counties, we may be able to offer our services and expertise as well. Email or call us at (916) 924-8733 and let us know what kind of project you would like to begin.

South Sacramento

South Sacramento does not have many trees, but neighbors are working hard to change this by planting trees throughout the community. Residents in this area can get free fruit trees.  » Learn More »

South Natomas

The goal of the South Natomas Urban Greening Initiative is to plant 1,000 trees in 3 years in Gardenland, Northgate, and South Natomas in an effort to replace the tree canopy while building a community commitment to trees.
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Rancho Cordova

Through our partnerships with the City of Rancho Cordova and SMUD, residents, business owners, and community organizations can get free trees and assistance with planting, irrigation, and dead tree removal.  » Learn More »


After mistletoe and old age damaged the Modesto ash that once lined these streets, neighbors in the Rosemont community kicked off a planting campaign to renew their tree canopy.  » Learn More »

Hollywood Park

Through planting new trees, removing sick and dead trees, and developing a culture of stewardship, neighbors in Hollywood Park and Carleton Tract are working together to improve their tree canopy.  » Learn More »

River Park

The River Park Tree Canopy Project is a community-based effort to restore and enhance the tree canopy in River Park. Through this initiative, we have successfully planted over 100 trees in River Park since 2015 with the help of amazing volunteers from the River Park community! » Learn More »

News See all

A second life for elms

What happens to our elms once they get Dutch elm disease?

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Greening the Bear River Habitat Trail

A tree is worth a thousand memories

Students growing oaks for Wine Country

Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms

Arbor Week festivities: Planting trees and building community

Meet Jazmyn, our New Urban Ecology Intern

2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Sylvia and Her Japanese Maple

Winter Tree Tips

A Growing Partnership

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Welcome Katie, our new Volunteer Program Coordinator!

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

Seeds for Sonoma County

A Cherry Tree Grove for Southside Park

Welcome Crystal, our new Community Forester!

2017 Save The Elms Program (STEP) Wrap-Up

Barking Up the Right Tree: A Doggone Good Time!

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

South Sacramento Mulching Madness

Welcome James, our new South Sacramento NeighborWoods Coordinator!

Partnership Fosters a Greener Tomorrow in Del Paso Heights

City Council Votes to Support Trees while Saving Water

Welcome Meghan & Evan, our new Urban Ecology Interns!

Project Spotlight: Fruitridge Manor and the Mack Road Partnership

Urban Wood Rescue Program Update

Welcome Holly, our new Administrative Assistant!

2016-2017: A Tree-mendous Year for Volunteerism

Welcome Bethany, our new Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager!

My Experience as an Urban Ecology Intern

Dutch elm disease (DED) Confirmed in Curtis Park

Welcome Torin, our new Director of Education & Engagement!

Save The Elms Program (STEP) Update

Tree Cheers for the City of Rancho Cordova!

2017’s Big Day of Giving is 26 Days Away!

Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

Welcome Loren, our new Restoration Specialist!

Celebrating 100 Years of Volunteer Service with the Lions Club

Top 5 Trees for Spring Flowers

Welcome Natasha, our new Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager!

NEWS RELEASE: California Arbor Day Celebration

Greenprint Summit 2017: It's a Wrap!

Time To Check-In With Our South Sacramento NeighborWoods Project!

Welcome Ethan, our new Urban Ecology Intern!

Top 5 Trees for Attracting Wildlife

Welcome Tarah!

A Fruitful Acorn Harvest

Our TREE-mendous partnership with Fulton - El Camino Recreation & Park District

Tree Cheers for our newest team member: Jeffory McDaniel

Ask an Arborist

Q&A with Community Planting Leaders in Arden Park: Jane Hagedorn, Gregg Fishman, and Frank Moran

Building Community through Trees

What’s better than One Intern? THREE!!!

Trees are a Tool to Fight Inequality

River Park NeighborWoods: A Blue Print for Success

Save The Elms Program Celebrates Success!

Welcome Elke!

Welcome Jason Sullivan-Halpern

Your Most Asked Tree Questions...

Riverview STEM Academy: New Voices at the Table

Community Volunteers are the Heart of our Work

Save The Elms Training Success Story!

It's Takes a (Lincoln) Village

Shady Eighty NOW ONLINE!

Fruitridge Manor: ROOTing For A Better Tomorrow!

Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms: Part 2

Folks for Oaks

Announcing our NEW Urban Ecology Manager, Jennifer!

California Arbor Week and National Arbor Day Celebrations!

Greening Our Community

Welcoming our New Urban Wood Rescue Program Manager, Glen!

Get to know Meredith, our NEW NeighborWoods Coordinator!

Cap & Trade Funds for our Urban Forest

Kick-off Planting at Bear River a HUGE Success!

Announcing our NEW Volunteer Specialist, Heather!

NeighborWoods Projects highlight a busy autumn

Welcome our NEW Community Forester, Rachel!

Wrapping up the Acorn Harvest

Announcing our New Education Programs Manager

A Successful Acorn Harvest

Sacramento Shade program marks 25th anniversary

Fire Blight

Urban Wood Rescue

Urban Forest Assessment

NeighborWoods Project Receives Grant Funds

Planting Trees for Wildlife

$470,000 Grant Awarded for Plumas Lake Project

Evaluating Trees for Our Future Climate

The Future is Bright Green

Arbor Day Celebrations

Prune Those Trees!

Sacramento has a rich history of planting trees

Stonelake Community Clean Up!

Be Watershed Wise

Summer Leaf Drop

Tree grant to bear fruit for north Sacramento

Caring for Trees in our Mediterranean Climate

Greenprint Summit 2014

Trees and Drought

Can’t See the Forest for the Redwood

Sacramento urban forest makes Top 10 list

Sacramento's Camphor Tree

2012 Leadership Award

Grow With Us!

Top ten reasons to become a member of the Sacramento Tree Foundation

2011 Local Vision Award

Trees and Air Quality

Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2008 Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

2008 Best Urban Forestry Program

2007 Award of Excellence for Community Trees

2007 Citizen Group for Clean Air Award

2006 Regional Organization of the Year

2006 Oustanding Urban Forestry Project of the Year

2006 Gold Leaf Award for the Greenprint Initiative

2005 Gold Leaf Award

2005 NieighborWoods Award

2003 National Arbor Day Foundation Award

2003 National Arbor Day Foundation Award

How-To See all

About the Project

The Bear River Habitat Trail Project was developed through a relationship between the Sacramento Tree Foundation and Yuba County under the regional Greenprint Initiative. A proposal for the Bear River Habitat Trail Project was submitted to the California Department of Natural Resources in mid-2014 to request funding under the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program to complete a habitat corridor along a multi-use trail directly east of the Plumas Lake community.

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The Project Plan

The Bear River Habitat Trail project is occurring on properties owned and managed by Yuba County, which are located adjacent to the Plumas Lake Community. The habitat created by the newly established plants will provide an important link for wildlife. For more information or questions email our team or call 916-974-4325.

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Events See all

Golf Fore Trees

Del Paso Country Club

Monday, November 5 8:00A - 5:00P

Join us for our 9th annual Golf For Trees tournament to benefit the Sacramento Tree Foundation! This year's event will be held on the tree-lined championship course at Del Paso Country Club. 

Click here for additional information and registration details.  


Planting at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, October 20 8:45A - 1:00P

Join us at an exclusive wildlife area and enjoy a day of volunteerism, hiking, planting, and birding!


St. Charles Borromeo School Planting

St. Charles Borromeo School

Friday, October 26 8:00A - 1:00P

Sacramento Tree Foundation will be working with St. Charles Borromeo School planting seven shade and 10 citrus trees in their campus in efforts to beautify the campus and provide an equitable tree canopy in South Sacramento.

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Planting at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, October 27 8:45A - 1:00P

Join us at an exclusive wildlife area and enjoy another day of volunteerism, hiking, planting, and birding!


Arden Park Planting

Arden Park recreation and Park District

Sunday, October 28 8:45A - 12:00P

Do you want to make a difference in the community? Join in Arden Park's annual planting event and help add over 30 more trees to the community. Come and join us for some planting fun!


Watering and Pruning Young Trees Workshop

Pannell Meadowview Community Center

Saturday, November 3 9:00A - 11:30A

Healthy trees mean healthy neighborhoods. City of Sacramento and Sacramento Tree Foundation are partnering to provide workshops to show how to water trees, use rain barrels, and prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure. Learn simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful, and save you time and money in the future. This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion followed by outdoor field training practicing pruning in small groups on young trees. Attendees will receive free soaker hoses.

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Tree Tour of Sutter's Fort

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

Saturday, November 3 10:00A - 11:30A

Join us for a fall color tour of the historic trees of Sutter's Fort State Park!


NeighborWoods Planting in Lincoln Village

Lincoln Village Community Park

Saturday, November 3 8:45A - 12:00P

The City of Rancho Cordova believes in the benefits of trees and wants each and every citizen to share in those benefits. As part of their ongoing NeighborWoods Initiative, the City has joined with the It Take a Lincoln Village Neighborhood Association and the Cordova Recreation and Park District for their second neighborhood planting that will see new trees at nearby homes.


Hollywood Park CommuniTree Planting

Leonardo Da Vinci School

Saturday, November 10 8:45A - 12:00P

The neighborhood of Hollywood Park has gathered together to plant over 50 trees at homes across the community. People of all skills and ability levels are needed to ensure that this neighborhood has a beautiful tree canopy far into the future.


River Park Tree Planting

Glenn Hall Park

Saturday, November 17 8:45A - 12:00P

Please join us as we continue the tradition of tree planting in River Park!


Hands on Pruning Workshop

San Juan Water District Office

Saturday, November 17 9:30A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from one of SacTree's certified arborists.


NeighborWoods Planting In Plumgrove


Saturday, November 17 8:45A - 12:00P

Join the Rosemont Community as they work to beautify their community one street at a time.


Garden Valley Elementary School Planting

Garden Valley Elementary School

Sunday, November 18 8:45A - 12:00P

Help us put the "garden" back in the Garden Valley Elementary School. Join neighbors, volunteers, and students to plant 15 trees in the schoolyard to add needed shade for the students. This project is part of SNUG - the South Natomas Urban Greening Initiative aimed at adding 1000 trees to the canopy shading Gardenland, Northgate and South Natomas.