About

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to build 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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Get your trees ready for summer!

Now’s the time to get your trees ready for summer, before it gets hot and trees become thirsty. Find tips for watering your trees the right way.

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Celebrate California Arbor Week with us!

CAL FIRE Presents: What Is Urban Forestry?

Seeing The Forest For The 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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Urban Wood Rescue Ambassador Orientation

Urban Wood Rescue

Saturday, August 24 12:00P - 1:30P

Passionate about the work we are doing at our Urban Wood Rescue? This orientation is the first step in becoming an Urban Wood Rescue Ambassador and being able to help us share that passion with our weekend customers!

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Mulching at Bohemian Park

Bohemian Park

Saturday, August 24 8:45A

Hot Sacramento summers can be brutal on our leafy friends! It's a great time to mulch as the weather heats up. Join us in our summer Mulch Mayhem campaign as we mulch park trees in Bohemian Park and learn proper mulching techniques. This is a great event for families, groups, and service organizations.

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