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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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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We wanted to know: Why are there so many orange trees in Sacramento?

Celebrate California Arbor Week with us!

CAL FIRE Presents: What Is Urban Forestry?

Seeing The Forest For The Trees

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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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Events See all

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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