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.

» Read more »

How-To See all

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.

» Learn More »

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.

» Learn how »

Events See all

DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table Workshop

Urban Wood Rescue

Sunday, October 27 10:00A - 12:30P

Join Nils Reid from Newton Booth Builds to create your own hairpin leg "cookie" side table. Participants can choose to make a half-cookie elm table that can sit flush against a wall OR a full round redwood cookie table. This workshop includes sanding and finishing the cookies and installing the legs.

Get Tickets

White Rock Community Clean + Green

White Rock Community Park

Saturday, November 2 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us for a neighborhood service day. Together neighbors and volunteers will plant trees in the front yards of White Rock residents. Afterwards, we will gather in the Park for a community BBQ to celebrate a cleaner and greener White Rock neighborhood!

Volunteer