About

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to build healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation. 

Since 1982, we have been building partnerships and empowering communities to envision the best places to live and invest in their urban forest. We do this by educating, advocating and lending support for tree plantings.

Why trees? Because...

Cool breezes grow here.

Shade trees shield our homes, roadways, and parking lots from the scorching summer heat. Shade trees can lower a household's cooling costs by nearly one-third - saving money while keep us comfortable. Homes with shade trees also have higher property values.

Healthy bodies grow here.

Trees and green spaces can improve our health. People are more likely to be physically active in neighborhoods where trees are plentiful. Areas with trees invite contemplation and recreation --essential for restoring our bodies and minds.

Friendships grow here.

Trees bring people together. They create social spaces where people gather and foster a sense of belonging. Neighborhoods with green spaces are tighter-knit, safer, and more livable.

Fresh air grows here.

Trees are nature's way of cleaning our air. Tree leaves absorb pollutants, produce oxygen, and make cleaner air for us to breathe.

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Celebrate California Arbor Week with us!

March 7-14 is California Arbor Week, when people all over the state come together to celebrate trees and the many benefits they provide. Join us for tree plantings, documentary screenings, a tree fair, and lots of fun!

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CAL FIRE Presents: What Is Urban Forestry?

Seeing The Forest For The Trees

Florin Elementary Tree Planting

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Join our team!

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

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Choose the Best Quality Tree from a Nursery

There are advantages to selecting good quality nursery trees. Good quality trees are more likely to survive post- planting, establish more quickly, and live longer in the landscape.

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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.

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