About

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to build healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation. 

Since 1982, we have been building partnerships and empowering communities to envision the best places to live and invest in their urban forest. We do this by educating, advocating and lending support for tree plantings.

Why trees? Because...

Cool breezes grow here.

Shade trees shield our homes, roadways, and parking lots from the scorching summer heat. Shade trees can lower a household's cooling costs by nearly one-third - saving money while keep us comfortable. Homes with shade trees also have higher property values.

Healthy bodies grow here.

Trees and green spaces can improve our health. People are more likely to be physically active in neighborhoods where trees are plentiful. Areas with trees invite contemplation and recreation --essential for restoring our bodies and minds.

Friendships grow here.

Trees bring people together. They create social spaces where people gather and foster a sense of belonging. Neighborhoods with green spaces are tighter-knit, safer, and more livable.

Fresh air grows here.

Trees are nature's way of cleaning our air. Tree leaves absorb pollutants, produce oxygen, and make cleaner air for us to breathe.

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News See all

Greenprint Summit 2017: It's a Wrap!

More than 130 people attended our Greenprint Summit, Restoring Nature to our Neighborhoods. One participant shared that their favorite things about the Summit included, "The MULTITUDE of excellent speakers. The gathering of like-minded people learning about resources. Learning what works. It was a great day!" We couldn't agree more! It's was a great day. Here's why...

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Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Trees are a tool to fight Inequality

River Park NeighborWoods: A Blue Print for Success

How-To See all

Dedicate a Tree

Planting a tree is one way to establish a living memorial that will bring peace, joy and security for generations. Likewise, the planting of a tree can be a gratifying act, which honors the memory of a friend or relative, or recognizes a special person or occasion.

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Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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Events See all

Tree Hero Awards

California Farm Bureau

Wednesday, May 31 5:30A - 8:30A

Join us for an evening under magnificent oak trees to honor the people and projects that have done great things for our region's urban forest. The Tree Hero Awards is Sacramento's preeminent environmental awards event. Nominate your Tree Hero today and consider joining us by purchasing tickets or a table.

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Planting with Purpose at Nuevo Park by the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance

Nuevo Park, Sacramento

Saturday, April 1 9:00A - 12:00P

Join the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance (DPHGA) in ensuring that native trees and plant species remain an integral part of the urban forest in the disadvantaged community of Del Paso Heights by planting trees at Nuevo Park and Richardson Park.

Volunteer!