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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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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Celebrate California Arbor Week with us!

Greening the Bear River Habitat Trail

Sylvia and Her Japanese Maple

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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

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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