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You Live in an Urban Forest

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 can help answer your questions at (916) 617-4620.

Urban trees provide benefits that are fundamental to our city's livability. 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.

Trees for Tomorrow

Trees for Tomorrow is a Grant Program offered through the City of Davis. Tree requests can be made for schools, parks, churches, and other community agencies. To become a recipient of trees through the Trees for Tomorrow Grant Program, or to locate 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 for more information. 

For tips, please see the following guides on 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.

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.

Please note that the Trees for Tomorrow program will run until December 31, 2019. 


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