Free shade trees

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

In partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, we will provide you with free shade trees to plant around your home. Not only do trees beautify your home and neighborhood, they can help to dramatically reduce cooling costs during the hot summer months.

To get started, watch a video on our Shade Tree program. Then call the Sacramento Tree Foundation, at 916-924-TREE (8733) or go online to set up a visit from a Community Forester. You can also visit our new online tree placement tool to find the best places in your yard to plant your free trees. No in-person site visit necessary. Experts will consult with you about the best tree for your property, where to plant it and how to care for it. Within 10 days of the visit, you will receive a tree from four to seven feet tall, fertilizer, stakes and delivery, all at no cost to you. All you need to do is promise to plant the tree in the recommended location and care for the tree.


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Online tree placement tool

Find the best location for energy-saving trees around your home.

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Greening our community

SMUD is working to keep our community clean and green.

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