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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News See all

An ode to our native oaks

Out of all the wonderful trees that make up our urban forest in Sacramento, native oaks hold a special place in our hearts. Ask any staff member what their favorite tree is, and chances are many will mention the valley oak. Native plants are trending, and for good reason – they are so important to our natural ecosystems. But native trees, and native oaks in particular, carry the biggest impact.

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New drought campaign aims to avoid repeat of deadly lesson

New drought motto: Stress lawn, save trees

Surprising ways trees affect our health

Mulch materials ranked from best to worst

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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

Planting in the Hollywood Park Neighborhood

Hollywood Park

Saturday, October 30 9:00A - 1:00P

Lend a helping hand to your neighbors in Hollywood Park to plant 15 trees in yards throughout the neighborhood.

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Planting in the Sierra Woods neighborhood

Folsom

Saturday, November 6 8:45A - 12:00P

Join us to plant 15 trees on Lisawood Drive and Montrose Drive in Folsom. We will be planting trees at residents' houses in both front and backyards. These trees will provide much needed shade, clean air and clean water for the neighborhood - your contribution to the community through planting these trees will last for generations to come.

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