Green Rx

Trees serve a variety of functions that improve health in our communities.

Green Rx

Culminating in June 2015, the Tree Foundation conducted the Green Prescription study to evaluate the connection between tree canopy and human health. The results show that in the urban areas of our region, there is a strong connection between having increased tree canopy and several health outcomes.

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Urban Forests for Clean Air

In 2006, the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) entered into a partnership to evaluate the effects of the urban forest on regional air quality, with the goal of including a voluntary control strategy based on trees in the Sacramento Regional 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan (the Plan). Once approved, the Plan will become an update to the California State Implementation Plan for Air Quality.

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Thinking about a water wise landscape or new patio? Don't forget about your trees

With rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall in the last decade, many Sacramentans converted their lawns to water wise landscapes. While we fully support these lawn conversions, they can be stressful on your trees. Mature trees are worth the effort to plan around and protect - our communities depend on the health, environmental, and economic benefits they provide. Once they are lost, it will take decades to replace them, but some initial planning could save your tree's life.

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Check out SMUD's new video on how trees benefit our community

Sacramento Tree Foundation Statement on Racial Justice

Urban Wood Rescue is back open for business

Announcing our 2020 Tree Heroes

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Care for your Roots

Roots work hard to keep your tree healthy, strong, and anchored into the ground. Learn how to care for your roots so they can thrive underground.

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Monitoring trees for the Save the Elms Program

Sacramento

Saturday, July 11

After watching an online training, you are invited to participate in monitoring Sacramento's elm trees for Dutch elm disease while out on a walk or bike ride. You'll report your findings through a smartphone app so we can save our remaining iconic elm trees from this deadly disease.

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