About

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to grow thriving communities through stewardship of our urban forest. 

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

Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today

In 37 cities around the country, formerly redlined neighborhoods have about half as many trees on average today as the highest-rated predominantly white neighborhoods on those maps.

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Here's where Sacramento's fallen trees are reborn

When pruning your trees, avoid these common practices

Fewer trees, more asthma. How Sacramento can improve its canopy and public health

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Tree Hero Awards

Join us on May 27, 2020 for an evening of local food, wine, and music as we honor our Tree Heroes underneath the magnificent heritage oaks.

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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

NeighborWoods Summit

Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative

Saturday, February 22 9:00A - 3:00P

Does your neighborhood lack trees? Want to change that? Attend and learn how our 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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Rosemont Community Park Planting

Rosemont Community Park

Saturday, January 18 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us for a neighborhood service day coordinated in partnership with the Rosemont Community Association and the Cordova Recreation & Park District! Together neighbors and volunteers will plant 20 trees in Rosemont Community Park!

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