A Regional Resource
The residents of Sacramento are uniquely positioned to benefit from planting
and maintaining trees. Most of Sacramento County's 6 million trees are private
trees in yards and street fronts. By providing regular care to keep trees healthy
and maximize their benefits, tree owners improve not only their own property
but keep Sacramento's legacy of trees alive. Maintaining a mature tree increases
your property value by about 1%, saves you energy and water, and makes your
property more attractive and relaxing. But your tree also gives a great deal
to the community around it by reducing air pollution and storm water runoff,
cooling the air, and helping to give your neighborhood its character. Keep your
trees healthy for yourself and your community!
Schedule Time For Your Trees
Set up a regular schedule of simple maintenance if your tree is established
and older than 3 to 5 years. It is not difficult or demanding. Regular care
will ensure your trees will continue to thrive and survive for generations.
It will also help you avoid expensive and dangerous situations caused by unhealthy
trees. An effective program includes regular inspection, watering, pruning,
mulching, and possible fertilization. You can do much of the on-going tree care
yourself, but at times a tree care professional will be needed to diagnose problems
and assist you in solving them.