We envision a time when tree canopy considerations are an integral part of the development and improvement of all neighborhoods throughout the greater Sacramento region. We are dedicated to reaching the widest audience possible in order to share the many linkages between an abundant, healthy urban forest and the quality of life in our region and our planet.
Neighborhoods with abundant tree canopy have a powerful impact on air quality, climate change, energy conservation, water quality, economy, comfort, habitat, and public health. Only by achieving maximum tree cover throughout our region can we capture and optimize the remarkable benefits of trees.
The regional framework to grow and manage the best urban forest, called Greenprint, will continue to guide the growth of, and investments in, urban forest initiatives. We will make great strides in achieving the goal to plant and steward 5 million new trees region-wide. One million of these trees are targeted for under-resourced, low tree canopy neighborhoods. Four million trees are targeted for our development community to meet the needs of the anticipated 290,000 new homes and neighborhoods in our region by 2035.