Welcome to the City of West Sacramento Tree Program web site! The West Sacramento Tree Program
is a comprehensive Municipal Urban Forestry Program which has become a regional model for tree
education, planting and care.
About West Sacramento Tree Program
West Sacramento Tree Program is an integral part of the Parks & Recreation Department within the City of West
Sacramento. We are dedicated to creating a Green and Sustainable Community by planting and caring for trees.
Since October, 2004, the West Sacramento Tree Program has been serving the City of West Sacramento by actively
educating residents, and planting, protecting and maintaining trees. Since 2004, we have been building community
partnerships by engaging and empowering our community to plant and care for trees.
You Live in an Urban Forest
Urban trees provide benefits that are fundamental to our city's livability. Qualities such as clean air and water, cooler
streets and homes, beauty, and wildlife habitat are essential elements to the health and comfort of any city. Simply
put, people and trees depend upon each other in many ways. The health of our City and our region is dependent upon
the health of our urban forest. The West Sacramento Tree Program is a comprehensive program dedicated to tree
planting and maintenance, tree education and protection.
Check out our free shade workshops which provide free trees and education to residents, businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations. We offer 10 species of shade trees which have been chosen based on their resistance to pests and diseases, structural integrity, and friendly root systems.
During our free shade and pruning workshops you will learn how to plant and care for your trees as well as
how to prune your young trees for proper structure and form. We support the planting of 5 million new trees in our
region by the year 2025.
The City of West Sacramento has a Tree Ordinance in place to protect our urban forest from practices that serve to
permanently damage or remove trees without proper cause, especially those trees classified as Landmark or Heritage
Trees. If you are not sure if you do or do not need a Tree Permit Application, we will help ease your worries and answer
your questions. Just give us a call at (916) 617-4620.
Trees for Tomorrow Grant Program
Through the Trees for Tomorrow Grant Program, the City of West Sacramento grants requests for trees at schools,
parks, churches, and other community agencies. We are here to assist you in bringing your tree planting project to
fruition. To become a recipient of trees through the Trees for Tomorrow Grant Program you will need to fill out the
Grant Program Application. If approved, the City of West Sacramento will provide up to 50 fifteen gallon trees with
stakes. You will be notified within two weeks as to the status of your request.
How to Stake Your New Tree Shade Tree
Follow Us on Facebook The West Sacramento Tree Program is now on Facebook! Stay up to date with Tree Program news, calendar of
workshops and events right from your facebook page. To follow us on Facebook just click here and choose the "Like"
button.Upcoming & Recent Events
Arbor Day Celebration 2011
On April 30th, 2011, the City of West Sacramento celebrated our 6th Arbor Day in Bryte Park from 9am to noon. We
received recognition as a TREE CITY USA for the fifth consecutive year. The Tree City designation is awarded to cities
that demonstrate an excellent maintenance and planting program. The city must also have a City Tree Ordinance, a
legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban forestry program and observance of Arbor Day. Click here to view
a slideshow of 2010's Arbor Day Celebration.
Tree Hero Awards
City of West Sacramento's Tree Program was rewarded for its efforts and "incredible commitment to improving its
community by building a better urban forest" as the recipient of the inaugural Growing Green Print Award. Urban
Forest Manager Dena Kirtley accepted the award for the City during the Tree Hero Awards ceremony held at the
California Farm Bureau on May 12th, 2010.