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

Get your trees ready for summer!

Now’s the time to get your trees ready for summer, before it gets hot and trees become thirsty. Find tips for watering your trees the right way.

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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

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

Tree Hero Awards

California Farm Bureau

Wednesday, May 29 5:30P - 8:30P

Join us for Sacramento’s preeminent environmental awards. The awards honor the people and projects that have done great things for our region’s urban forest. 

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Earth Day Event at the Bear River Habitat Trail

Plumas Lake

Saturday, April 20 8:45A - 12:00P

Celebrate Earth Day with us at the Bear River Habitat Trail. Come prepared to plant trees, care for native plants, and possibly even build a bench or two.

Volunteer

Made in the Shade Screenings on KVIE

Wednesday, April 24

Have you ever wondered how Sacramento became the City of Trees or why we still enjoy such a lush canopy to this day? Find out by tuning into to KVIE to watch Made in the Shade from the comfort of your own home!

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Save the Elms Community Scientist Training

Greater Sacramento Urban League

Saturday, April 27 1:00P - 3:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our remaining public elm trees! We will train you to be a community scientist that monitors the elm trees in your neighborhood for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) so we don't lose any more of these beloved giants. Three times between May and October, you'll monitor these trees using the Curioapp to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the tree.

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March for Science

River Walk Park

Saturday, May 4 1:00P - 2:30P

Join thousands of Sacramentans to support science-based policy by marching from the River Walk Park in West Sacramento across the Tower Bridge to Old Sacramento. Costumes are encouraged.

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Save the Elms Community Scientist Training

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Saturday, May 4 1:00P - 3:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our public elm trees! We will train you to be a community scientist that monitors the elm trees in your neighborhood for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) so we don't lose any more of these beloved giants. Three times between May and October, you'll monitor these trees using the Curio app to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the tree.

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Save the Elms Community Scientist Training

Uptown Studios

Wednesday, May 8 6:00P - 8:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our public elm trees! We will train you to be a community scientist that monitors the elm trees in your neighborhood for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) so we don't lose any more of these beloved giants. Three times between May and October, you'll monitor these trees using the Curio app to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the tree.

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Mulching Trees at Fisherman's Lake

Natomas

Saturday, May 11 8:45A - 12:00P

Calling all tree lovers for mulch Madness at Fisherman's Lake! Join us for an opportunity to learn and work with your community.

Volunteer

Planting at Niños Park

Natomas

Saturday, May 11 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us to plant trees in Niños Park to provide shade and beauty to the neighborhood for generations to come.

Volunteer

Save the Elms Community Scientist Training

Classy Hippie Tea Co.

Saturday, May 11 10:00A - 12:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our public elm trees! We will train you to be a community scientist that monitors the elm trees in your neighborhood for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) so we don't lose any more of these beloved giants. Three times between May and October, you'll monitor these trees using the Curio app to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the tree. Afterwards, stick around for the farmer's market at McClatchy Park and spend some time getting to know our STEP team. 

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NeighborWoods Greenprint Summit

Betty Irene Moore Hall

Saturday, May 18 9:00A - 3:00P

Learn how the Sacramento Tree Foundation's NeighborWoods initiative brings together people to make positive change in their communities. You'll get the chance to network with other community members who are passionate for improving their neighborhoods, and you'll go home with a toolkit for making positive change.

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