Tree Love

Help your tree thrive so it can provide shade, beauty and habitat, clean the air and water, and make our cities and towns healthier and more livable for decades to come.

Why Plant Trees?

Trees are constantly working for us. They clean our air and water, help us save energy, provide wildlife habitat, and increase our quality of life. They are a legacy we plant and leave for future generations. Learn more about how trees impact our community health and how you can bring the benefits of trees to your neighborhood.

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Take Action

Get involved in your own community to take action against the drought. There are so many ways to make a difference: create a DIY Mulch Party in your own neighborhood; start a NeighborWoods project; learn from the experts at a Drought Workshop; or visit the Save Our Water website for local information about water conservation and what you can do to help. » Learn More »

Quick Tips for Saving Water and Trees

Learn quick tips on saving water and trees.

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Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! Crisp mornings, leaves changing colors, and the ubiquitous flavor of pumpkin spice have arrived. Living in one of the most diverse urban forests in the world (Sacramento boasts more than 100 different species of trees), we are fortunate each Fall to watch as our trees prepare for Winter and our urban forest becomes a wild expanse of color. Here are a few of our most favorite colorful trees available through our Sacramento Shade Program.

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Our 8th Annual Golf FORE Trees Tournament is November 6th!

Tree Cheers for the City of Rancho Cordova!

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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

Pocket-Greenhaven Hands On Pruning Workshop

Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Saturday, January 20 11:00A - 1:30P

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation Certified Arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future.

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River Park Hands On Pruning Workshop

Fremont Presbyterian Church, Geneva Room

Saturday, January 27 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation Certified Arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future. This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion at Fremont Presbyterian Church, followed by outdoor field training in the River Park neighborhood practicing pruning in small groups on young trees (tools provided).

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