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.
Arbor Day Celebration 2018
On April 28th, 2018, the City of West Sacramento will celebrate our 13th Arbor Day at the Broderick Boat Ramp located at 103 4th Street from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. where we will plant a couple of new trees! We will receive recognition as a TREE CITY USA for the 11th 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.
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, 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.
For trees for tomorrow workshops which provide free trees and education to residents, businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations north of the barge canal please call 530-758-7337 or www.treedavis.org to reserve your space today!
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.
We offer 5 species of shade trees which have been chosen based on their resistance to pests and diseases, structural integrity, and friendly root systems. Information on tree species offered and planting information can be located in our Planting and Care of Young Trees document.
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
This is the single tree staking system we provide with every tree we plant and every tree delivered to residents for planting in their own yards. Watch the following video to learn more about these stakes and how their proper use: Single Tree Staking Systems.
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