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. That expert 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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