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

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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Greening the Bear River Habitat Trail

Sylvia and Her Japanese Maple

Winter Tree Tips

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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

White Rock Community Clean + Green

White Rock Community Park

Saturday, November 2 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us for a neighborhood service day. Together neighbors and volunteers will plant trees in the front yards of White Rock residents. Afterwards, we will gather in the Park for a community BBQ to celebrate a cleaner and greener White Rock neighborhood!

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Arden Park Neighborhood Planting

Arden Park

Sunday, November 3 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us for the 19th annual Arden Park neighborhood tree planting! In the face of an aging tree canopy, a dedicated neighborhood effort to prioritize and revitalize the community forest was born. This year we will need the assistance of our TREEmendous volunteers to continue the legacy of this shade filled neighborhood.

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