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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How-To See all

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

Sunday, July 21 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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Hands-On Waterwise and Mulching Workshop

Neil Orchard Senior Activities Center

Saturday, July 27 8:30A - 11:30A

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and The City of Rancho Cordova for a hands-on waterwise landscaping class. Spend an hour learning about caring for your trees using low-water landscaping techniques and then get your hands dirty practicing mulching trees in the park.

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