The Sacramento Tree Foundation works collaboratively with our community to build the best urban forest. Several major partners work with us hand in hand to deliver programs that support this mission.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Our local electric utility has embraced the value of trees for shading buildings and saving their customer energy. Each year SMUD invests over $1 million in strategically placed shade trees through the Shade Tree Program that will reap long term rewards for the community. SMUD also gives out over 5,000 trees per year to shade public places and involves thousands of volunteers in planting and care of the trees.
Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program
The US Forest Service Center for Urban Forest Research makes the work of the Tree Foundation possible by providing us a scientific basis for promoting the values and benefits of trees. The Center is located at UC Davis and completes much of its research in Sacramento's Urban Forest, including an Urban Forest Ecosystem Analysis and structure and sustainability analyses. The Center supplies the Tree Foundation with the latest technological tools to complete its work as well as training and networking opportunities to keep us on the cutting edge of urban forestry.
California ReLeaf works statewide to promote alliances among community-based groups, individuals, industry, and government agencies, encouraging each to contribute to the livability of our cities and the protection of our environment by planting and caring for trees. California ReLeaf also serves as the State’s volunteer coordinator for urban forestry in partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.