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

Fewer trees, more asthma. How Sacramento can improve its canopy and public health

"The City Council has a duty to give residents their best shot at a healthy life. It can do this by prioritizing new tree planting and ongoing tree care for neighborhoods with less canopy."

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How Sacramento’s urban forest divides the city — and some neighborhoods are left behind

Greta Thunberg: 'We are ignoring natural climate solutions'

Sacramento's beloved tree canopy is in grave danger. Here's what you can do to help save it

A tiny beetle has decimated SoCal trees. Now experts are worried about Sacramento

We're in a race to save our urban canopy. Why Sacramento's trees are under threat

Urban neighborhoods need trees for health and safety. Help us plant more in Sacramento

Trees Are Key to Fighting Urban Heat -- But Cities Keep Losing Them

As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most

What summers in Sacramento mean for our Urban Ecology team

Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis

Get your trees ready for summer!

We wanted to know: Why are there so many orange trees in Sacramento?

Celebrate California Arbor Week with us!

CAL FIRE Presents: What Is Urban Forestry?

Seeing The Forest For The Trees

Florin Elementary Tree Planting

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

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

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

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

Seeds for Sonoma County

A Cherry Tree Grove for Southside Park

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

Partnership Fosters a Greener Tomorrow in Del Paso Heights

City Council Votes to Support Trees while Saving Water

Project Spotlight: Fruitridge Manor and the Mack Road Partnership

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!

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

NEWS RELEASE: California Arbor Day Celebration

Greenprint Summit 2017: It's a Wrap!

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

Top 5 Trees for Attracting Wildlife

A Fruitful Acorn Harvest

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

Ask an Arborist

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

Building Community through Trees

Trees are a Tool to Fight Inequality

River Park NeighborWoods: A Blue Print for Success

Save The Elms Program Celebrates Success!

Welcome Elke!

Your Most Asked Tree Questions...

Riverview STEM Academy: New Voices at the Table

Community Volunteers are the Heart of our Work

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

Kick-off Planting at Bear River a HUGE Success!

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

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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Nominate a Tree Hero

Know of a local individual, organization, or jurisdiction who exemplifies outstanding accomplishments in tree planting, stewardship, or education? Got a great tree or grove of trees that deserves special recognition? Nominate these champions of our urban forest for the 2020 Tree Hero Awards! We'll close nominations on March 30 and recognize the winners at our annual Tree Hero Awards on May 27.

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Events See all

DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table Workshop

Urban Wood Rescue

Sunday, October 27 10:00A - 12:30P

Join Nils Reid from Newton Booth Builds to create your own hairpin leg "cookie" side table. Participants can choose to make a half-cookie elm table that can sit flush against a wall OR a full round redwood cookie table. This workshop includes sanding and finishing the cookies and installing the legs.

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White Rock Community Clean + Green

White Rock Community Park

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

Join us for a neighborhood service day. Together neighbors and volunteers will plant trees in the front yards of White Rock residents. Afterwards, we will gather in the Park for a community BBQ to celebrate a cleaner and greener White Rock neighborhood!

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Arden Park Neighborhood Planting

Arden Park

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

Join us for the 19th annual Arden Park neighborhood tree planting! In the face of an aging tree canopy, a dedicated neighborhood effort to prioritize and revitalize the community forest was born. This year we will need the assistance of our TREEmendous volunteers to continue the legacy of this shade filled neighborhood.

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North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Del Paso Country Club

Monday, November 4

Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Tree Foundation, JDRF, and the North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. 

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Planting at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

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

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

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Sacramento Northern Bikeway Planting

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

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

North Sacramento needs more trees! Join the Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation and the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a planting project kick-off.

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Slab Flattening Demonstration

Urban Wood Rescue

Sunday, November 10 10:00A - 1:00P

Have you been curious about how to flatten rough-sawn live edge slabs so you can make your own furniture? Master craftsman Steven Tiller will demonstrate techniques for flattening live edge slabs using a router sled and jig. He'll talk through the tools and equipment you might need to build your own flattening table and sled.

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River Park Tree Canopy Project

Glen Hall Park

Saturday, November 16 8:45A - 12:00P

River Park is home to some of Sacramento's largest and oldest trees. To keep it that way requires dedicated and passionate community members like you! Volunteer with the River Park Tree Canopy Project to help re-plant trees where they have been lost and grow community.

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