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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School trees will get some help at SacTree event

"These particular trees have special meaning, according to the foundation, because they’re school trees. Students enjoy their shade as well as learn about trees from these examples."

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Tips for planting trees in Sacramento

Let’s get together (separately) this fall

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

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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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Planting at Mirasol Village

Dos Rios

Saturday, October 23 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us to plant 26 trees in the new Mirasol Village Neighborhood Park and Community Garden. Your help planting these trees will create beautiful, health-promoting, and green community spaces where residents can gather, relax, exercise, and play.

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Planting in the Hollywood Park Neighborhood

Hollywood Park

Saturday, October 30 9:00A - 1:00P

Lend a helping hand to your neighbors in Hollywood Park to plant 15 trees in yards throughout the neighborhood.

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