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 Home

Every home and business benefits from trees. Start with shade trees to keep your home cool and save energy in the summer months. Our Sacramento Shade Tree Program offers up to 10 free shade trees to SMUD customers. Review our Shady Eighty: Trees for a Cooler Sacramento region (.pdf), a tree list to help you choose the best tree for your yard.

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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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In your Jurisdiction

City and county streets and parks are home to most of our public trees. They are often the signature trees of a community because they are the largest and most frequently seen. We offer the Greenprint toolkit to everyone, from policy makers to tree professionals to home owners, who wants to know more about the planting, care, benefits, costs and value of trees. See the value of the trees in your community by visiting GreenprintMaps.

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Across the Region

The Greenprint initiative is a regional framework designed to build an optimal urban forest in every neighborhood, business district, park, school, and street in our 6-county region. The Greenprint sets the stage for our efforts to plant 5 million new trees in the Sacramento region. Our Greenprint Champions are elected officials from our region's 22 cities and 6 counties that have pledged to develop livable and sustainable communities by building the best urban forests.

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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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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

Earth Day Event at the Bear River Habitat Trail

Plumas Lake

Saturday, April 20 8:45A - 12:00P

Celebrate Earth Day with us at the Bear River Habitat Trail. Come prepared to plant trees, care for native plants, and possibly even build a bench or two.

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Save the Elms Community Scientist Training

Greater Sacramento Urban League

Saturday, April 27 1:00P - 3:00P

Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento protect our remaining public elm trees! We will train you to be a community scientist that monitors the elm trees in your neighborhood for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) so we don't lose any more of these beloved giants. Three times between May and October, you'll monitor these trees using the Curioapp to share photos, stories, and health concerns of the tree.

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