Plant

Create safer, cleaner, and healthier neighborhoods by planting trees in your yard, on your street, and in your parks, and schools.

 

 

We compiled a list of the best 80+ trees for our region! Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty tree guide for tree characteristics you’re most interested in!

 


Around Your Property

Every home and business benefits from trees. Plant shade trees to cool your home and beautify your property all year long. Our Sacramento Shade Tree Program offers up to 10 free shade trees, both deciduous and evergreen, to SMUD customers.

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In Your Community

Communities come together under a healthy tree canopy. From lower crime rates to higher property values, you can bring the benefits of free trees to the streets, schools, and parks throughout your neighborhood through the Community Shade Tree Program.

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News See all

Let’s get together (separately) this fall

At this point in a typical year, we would be ramping up for lots of volunteer events. We love bringing people together from across the region to steward the urban forest and to celebrate each other’s efforts. But because of COVID-19 we had to postpone our fall volunteer opportunities. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t bring people together to plant trees, gather acorns, learn about stewardship, and value the urban forest - we just need to think outside the box a bit more.

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

Get your trees ready for summer!

Greening the Bear River Habitat Trail

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Volunteer

We will reach our 5 million tree goal with your help. Volunteer with us to plant more trees where you live, work, and play.

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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

Acorn Harvester Training -- Part 1

Online

Wednesday, September 23 6:00P - 8:00P

Join us on Zoom for an educational training about our native oaks, their role in our local ecosystem, and how you can help harvest acorns this fall that allow us to reforest our oak woodlands. Every year, we harvest 7,000-10,000 acorns from native oaks throughout the Sacramento region. Even if you live in Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Placer or El Dorado counties, this project is for you!

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Acorn Harvester Training -- Part 2

Online

Saturday, September 26 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us for a webinar live from the forest! This is the second required training session to become an Acorn Harvester. You will learn how to identify native oak trees, scout for acorn harvesting locations, assess acorn ripeness, and sort and prepare acorns for submission to the Tree Foundation.

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