Neighborhood Beautification

We support a variety of causes and organizations that help to make Sacramento a more beautiful place to live. From the city to the country, SMUD cares about your community. Let's work together towards a greener world.



Shine Awards provide funds to help local nonprofits improve and revitalize our neighborhoods. Applications are accepted June 1-July 30 each year.

Wrapping transformer boxes can enhance the environment as well as deter graffiti.

Shade trees will help keep your house cooler, saving you energy and money.

Help keep our community safe and beautiful. Call 1-916-732-5300 to report graffiti or overgrown vegetation.

Wood chips

We offer free wood chips to residential customers to spread as mulch around trees and shrubs, making soil more fertile, and helping trees keep growing during the summer heat. They are not available for commercial use.

You can pick up the chips at SMUD. Be sure to bring your own tools to load the chips and bags to carry them in or a tarp to cover a pickup load.

6100 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
(Between 59th and 65th streets on Folsom Blvd.)
Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM