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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News See all

Tree cheers, and thank you

Read a thank you letter from our Executive Director, Ray Tretheway, as he prepares for his retirement this October. 

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Get your trees ready for summer!

Celebrate California Arbor Week with us!

CAL FIRE Presents: What Is Urban Forestry?

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Become a Member

Your gift will strengthen our resources, allowing us to recruit and train more volunteers, educate more people on the benefits of trees and our urban forest and, ultimately, plant more trees.

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Hire a Reliable Tree Care Company

Improper tree work can cause irreparable damage to your tree and may end up costing you a considerable amount of time and money. Follow these guidelines to ensure professional tree work and safe, healthy trees.

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Events See all

STEP Check-In #1

14th Avenue and 18th Street Island, Land Park

Thursday, June 20 12:00P - 1:30P

Mid-season Save the Elms (STEP) check-in and information session with City arborists and SacTree staff.

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Annual Communitree Neighborhood Bike Ride

Two Rivers Cider Co.

Sunday, June 30 12:00P

Grab your helmet and hop on your bike for Hollywood Park CommuniTree Committee's second annual neighborhood bike ride, in partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation.

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