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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Tree Hero Awards

Given the current environment and the extraordinary measures taken to protect us from COVID-19, the Sacramento Tree Foundation has cancelled its signature fundraising event, Tree Hero Awards, this May 27 to ensure the safety of our community. 

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How the CARES Act is helping donors support their favorite nonprofits

The CARES Act is making it easier for people and companies to support the nonprofit organizations that uplift their communities, especially in times like these.

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Events See all

Acorn Harvester Training -- Part 1

Online

Wednesday, September 23 6:00P - 8:00P

Join us on Zoom for an educational training about our native oaks, their role in our local ecosystem, and how you can help harvest acorns this fall that allow us to reforest our oak woodlands. Every year, we harvest 7,000-10,000 acorns from native oaks throughout the Sacramento region. Even if you live in Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Placer or El Dorado counties, this project is for you!

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Acorn Harvester Training -- Part 2

Online

Saturday, September 26 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us for a webinar live from the forest! This is the second required training session to become an Acorn Harvester. You will learn how to identify native oak trees, scout for acorn harvesting locations, assess acorn ripeness, and sort and prepare acorns for submission to the Tree Foundation.

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