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Cleaner air, healthier communities, and economic prosperity are the result of a healthy urban forest. For this reason, our region's long-term health, economic vitality and quality of life depend on investing in and maximizing the benefits of our urban forest — it depends on our commitment to trees and to those that champion them.

Since 2002, the Sacramento Tree Foundation has hosted Sacramento's preeminent environmental awards program that brings community members together to honor the winners in each category. The dinner, held beneath the verdant, heritage 300 year old native oak grove at the California Farm Bureau hosts 200-300 attendees, including leaders of Sacramento's most influential businesses, national and state elected officials, and tree lovers from around the region.

We invite you to join us for an evening of delicious local food, wine, and entertainment. This year's event will also include a silent auction featuring an impressive selection of art, gift baskets, wine, and unique experiences. Proceeds support the Sacramento Tree Foundation's mission and programming.

2019 Tree Hero Awards 

Wednesday 5/29 5:30-8:30 pm
Heritage Oak Grove at the California Farm Bureau
2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento
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Sponsorships and individual tickets are available to purchase here


If you know of an outstanding advocate for our trees, nominate them as a Tree Hero. There are four award categories:

  • C.K. McClatchy Award honors a person whose pursuit of the greening of Sacramento has become synonymous with that of C.K. McClatchy, who championed the importance of trees.
  • Austin B. Carroll Award honors an organization, institution or corporation whose tree planting, care and stewardship efforts, as well as effective education and public awareness activities set a worthy example for others to follow.
  • Growing Greenprint Award honors a government jurisdiction in the Sacramento region that has made noteworthy contributions toward improving their communities by building a better urban forest.
  • Legacy Award honors a tree, landscape or woodland and recognizes the innate worthiness of a tree or landscape, as well as the beauty and value of these living entities.

Meet our previous Tree Heroes.


Congresswoman Doris Matsui presents John DiStasio and Nancy Bui of SMUD with the 2012 Valley Oak Award.

Thank you 2019 sponsors