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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Continuing our stewardship of the urban forest in the midst of COVID-19

Here at SacTree, we have made some adaptations to keep our community safe while also continuing our work stewarding our urban forest. We have cancelled all in-person events and appointments, while shifting many of our operations online.We will keep you updated when we have new virtual offerings and when we are fully up and running again.

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Legacy of racist ‘redlining’ lingers in Sacramento neighborhoods. How this costs the city

Money trees: U.S. cities find new ways of valuing urban forests

Why the California Energy Commission should approve SMUD’s controversial solar proposal

Advocacy Alert: Leave Room for Trees in New Developments

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

Save the Elms Program Community Scientist Training

Online

Saturday, April 25 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us for a virtual training session to learn how you can help save our remaining public elm trees! Our Save the Elms Program's (STEP) Community Scientists will be trained to monitor local elm trees for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) over the summer using a mobile app.

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Save the Elms Program Community Scientist Training

Online

Wednesday, April 29 6:00P - 8:00P

Join us for a virtual training session to learn how you can help save our remaining public elm trees! Our Save the Elms Program's (STEP) Community Scientists will be trained to monitor local elm trees for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) over the summer using a mobile app. 

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