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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When a tree dies, don’t waste your breath. Rescue the wood to honour its memory

"In municipalities around the world, the trees are chipped into mulch. Not just the leaves and skinny branches and bark, but the whole tree. It’s the least valuable, indeed least respectful, thing you can do with a tree." Urban Wood Rescue aims to rewrite this story.

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Sacramento's urban heat island divide

Our urban forest: Time to plant a tree for future generations

Volunteers plant new life in Sacramento County

Fewer trees, more asthma. How Sacramento can improve its canopy and public health

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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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Planting at Riviera East Park

Butterfield-Riviera East

Saturday, November 23 8:45A - 12:00P

The Sacramento Tree Foundation along with the Butterfield-Riviera East Community Association will be planting trees in Riviera East Park that will provide more shade and livable, usable space for the La Riviera/Butterfield community.

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White Rock Community Planting

White Rock Community Park

Saturday, December 7 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us for a neighborhood service day coordinated in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova and the Cordova Recreation & Park District! Together neighbors and volunteers will plant 22 trees in White Rock Community Park. Afterwards, we will gather in the park for a community BBQ to celebrate!

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