Learn to plant and maintain strong, healthy trees that will thrive for generations.

Before you Plant

Selecting the right tree for the right spot is the integral first step when thinking about planting trees. You will also want to consider irrigation, sun coverage, and soil type.

Before you plant, use our Shady Eighty Guide to find ideas for the best tree for your home.

Sacramento county residents can sign up to receive free shade trees through our partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). We have over 30 options of both evergreen and deciduous shade trees that can be planted anywhere on your property.

Before You Dig

Call Underground Service Alert (USA) four working days before you start digging to make sure that the spot you have chosen for your tree does not have any underground utilities that can interfere with your planting. 

The USA toll-free number is: (800) 227-2600.