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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Thinking about a water wise landscape or new patio? Don't forget about your trees

With rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall in the last decade, many Sacramentans converted their lawns to water wise landscapes. While we fully support these lawn conversions, they can be stressful on your trees. Mature trees are worth the effort to plan around and protect - our communities depend on the health, environmental, and economic benefits they provide. Once they are lost, it will take decades to replace them, but some initial planning could save your tree's life.

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Check out SMUD's new video on how trees benefit our community

Sacramento Tree Foundation Statement on Racial Justice

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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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Monitoring trees for the Save the Elms Program

Sacramento

Friday, July 10

After watching an online training, you are invited to participate in monitoring Sacramento's elm trees for Dutch elm disease while out on a walk or bike ride. You'll report your findings through a smartphone app so we can save our remaining iconic elm trees from this deadly disease.

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