Green Rx

Trees are integral to our health. People who live near trees report better general health and fewer health complaints.

Green Prescription: The Study

The Green Prescription research study used health data collected by the University of California Los Angeles for their California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate the connection between the amount of tree canopy and human health (population health/public health).

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Green Prescription: The Map

This map of our six-county region is a product of our new study linking tree canopy to human health: Green Prescription. 

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Green Prescription: The Partners

This study would not have been possible without the commitment and support of our partners and supporters.

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News See all

A tree is worth a thousand memories

Trees witness everything from little everyday moments to the milestones that define our lives. When they have to be removed, it can be a painful loss for a family that shared so many memories under those branches. Read about why one family chose to donate their tree to Urban Wood Rescue.

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Students growing oaks for Wine Country

Chronicles of the Sacramento Elms

Arbor Week festivities: Planting trees and building community

2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

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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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Events See all

Tree Town Hall Q&A

Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center

Monday, June 25 6:30P - 8:00P

Join the office of Vice Mayor Steve Hansen, the City of Sacramento Urban Forester, and the Sacramento Tree Foundation to hear the latest about our trees and get your questions answered.

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Smart Irrigation for Your Trees

Coloma Community Center

Saturday, July 14 9:30A - 11:30A

July is smart irrigation month! City of Sacramento and Sacramento Tree Foundation are partnering to provide a workshop that will help residents identify water deficiencies in young and mature trees and learn how to water trees with various irrigation systems while saving water and following the City’s new watering ordinance. Having healthy trees at your home will improve air quality, provide shade in hot summer months, save you money on your electricity bill and will improve your property value. Smart choices and watering methods are key to keeping your trees alive and healthy in a water wise landscape. Attendees will receive free hose timers and there will be a drawing at the workshop where one lucky person will receive a smart irrigation controller.

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Water Wise Tree Care

Hollywood Park Elementary School

Saturday, July 21 10:00A - 12:30P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and The Hollywood Park Neighborhood Association CommuniTree Project to learn about caring for your trees using low water landscaping techniques. Discover the magic of mulching, slow-watering strategies, and more. The wet weather last winter was certainly welcome, but these water wise methods for tree care remain useful for our hot and dry summer climate.

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