Tree Love

Help your tree thrive so it can provide shade, beauty and habitat, clean the air and water, and make our cities and towns healthier and more livable for decades to come.

Why Plant Trees?

Trees are constantly working for us. They clean our air and water, help us save energy, provide wildlife habitat, and increase our quality of life. They are a legacy we plant and leave for future generations. Learn more about how trees impact our community health and how you can bring the benefits of trees to your neighborhood.

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Take Action

Get involved in your own community to take action against the drought. There are so many ways to make a difference: create a DIY Mulch Party in your own neighborhood; start a NeighborWoods project; learn from the experts at a Drought Workshop; or visit the Save Our Water website for local information about water conservation and what you can do to help. » Learn More »

Quick Tips for Saving Water and Trees

Learn quick tips on saving water and trees.

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Tree cheers, and thank you

Read a thank you letter from our Executive Director, Ray Tretheway, as he prepares for his retirement this December. 

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Let’s get together (separately) this fall

Triple-Digit Heat Poses Major Health Risk, Especially to Sacramento’s Most Vulnerable

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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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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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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