Programs

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 »

Rosemont

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

Sacramento secures $23 million in state funds for neighborhood revamp, new light rail station

We are proud to be a part of the partnership that will bring neighbors together in the River District for new public transit, homes, jobs, and trees through the Transformative Climate Communities program.

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Great Question! How did Sacramento come to have so many trees?

Sowing the seeds for a better city

A second life for elms

Greening the Bear River Habitat Trail

A tree is worth a thousand memories

Students growing oaks for Wine Country

How to keep your trees happy after hail and drought

How did Sacramento become the ‘City of Trees’? Upcoming documentary tells the story

New documentary gets to the root of Sacramento’s love affair with trees

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

Picky songbirds demand native oaks

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

Join our team!

Do you want to join a fun, inclusive, and impactful organization? We're hiring!

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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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Events See all

Planting at Bear Hollow

Rancho Cordova

Saturday, January 19 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us for a day of planting and outdoor fun by helping reforest the Bear Hollow Drainage Basin!

Volunteer

Planting at Florin Elementary School

Florin Elementary School

Saturday, January 19 8:45A - 12:00P

2019 will be the year to make a difference in our community! We all can help by planting trees to increase our community's tree canopy.

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Acorn Potting and Nursery Workday

STF Nursery Yard

Sunday, January 20 8:45A - 12:00P

Help us plant this year's bounty of acorns so we can grow next year's seedling oak trees!

Volunteer

Hands On Pruning Workshop

Fremont Presbyterian Church

Saturday, January 26 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation certified arborist.

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Planting at Fisherman's Lake

Natomas

Saturday, February 2 8:45A - 12:00P

Come help reforest Fisherman's Lake! Spend a morning with us getting dirty and improving the environment.

Volunteer

Arden Park Pruning Workshop

Arden Park Community Center

Saturday, February 2 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to structurally prune and train your young shade tree with one of STF's Certified Arborists.

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Planting at Fisherman's Lake

Natomas

Saturday, February 9 8:45A - 12:00P

We plan to plant 1,000 native trees here this month--don't miss your chance to be part of growing our own urban forest.

Volunteer

Learn at Lunch: Alive and Thriving, What Determines "Good Soil"

Sacramento Tree Foundation Office

Thursday, February 14 11:30A - 1:00P

Join us for an informative session on soil science led by Will Bakx, Principal and Soil Scientist at Renewable Sonoma. 

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Planting at Fisherman's Lake

Natomas

Saturday, February 23 8:45A - 12:00P

Fisherman's Lake could be an incredible resource for wildlife and humans alike with a little help. We plan to plant 1,000 native trees here this month--don't miss your chance to be part of growing our own urban forest.

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