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

Sacramento secures $23 million in state funds for neighborhood revamp, new light rail station

We are proud to be a part of the partnership that will bring neighbors together in the River District for new public transit, homes, jobs, and trees through the Transformative Climate Communities program.

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Great Question! How did Sacramento come to have so many trees?

Sowing the seeds for a better city

How to keep your trees happy after hail and drought

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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

Planting at Bear Hollow

Rancho Cordova

Saturday, January 19 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us for a day of planting and outdoor fun by helping reforest the Bear Hollow Drainage Basin!

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Planting at Florin Elementary School

Florin Elementary School

Saturday, January 19 8:45A - 12:00P

2019 will be the year to make a difference in our community! We all can help by planting trees to increase our community's tree canopy.

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