Green Rx

Trees serve a variety of functions that improve health in our communities.

Green Rx

Culminating in June 2015, the Tree Foundation conducted the Green Prescription study to evaluate the connection between tree canopy and human health. The results show that in the urban areas of our region, there is a strong connection between having increased tree canopy and several health outcomes.

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Urban Forests for Clean Air

In 2006, the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) entered into a partnership to evaluate the effects of the urban forest on regional air quality, with the goal of including a voluntary control strategy based on trees in the Sacramento Regional 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan (the Plan). Once approved, the Plan will become an update to the California State Implementation Plan for Air Quality.

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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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Winter Tree Tips

A Growing Partnership

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

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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

Mulching at Bear Hollow

Bear Hollow Drainage Basin

Saturday, June 2 8:15A - 11:30P

Come join the City of Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento Tree Foundation in mulching 93 trees planted as part of CA Arbor Week 2018. You will have the opportunity to mulch oak seedlings planted near the Bear Hollow Drainage Basin. Mulching these trees will help them grow strong to provide shade to people while bolstering the trees' health. This is a great event for families. We hope to see you there!

Please arrive at 8:15 AM to check in and grab a snack so we can get started right away at 8:30 AM to beat the heat!

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Mulch Mayhem

Jack Davis Park

Saturday, June 9 8:45A - 11:45A

June is Mulch Mayhem month because it's a great time to mulch trees before the summer heat. Come help us mulch park trees in South Sacramento and learn proper mulching techniques. This is a great event for families, groups, and service organizations.

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