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. Workshops for 2014/15 will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30
p.m. at the new Community Center at 1075 West Capitol Avenue, on October 22nd, 2014 and January 14th, 2015.
Call 617-4620 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 6 species of shade trees which have been chosen based on their
resistance to pests and diseases, structural integrity, and friendly root systems.
Click here for more information on tree species offered and planting information.
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"
Upcoming & Past Events
City of West Sacramento 2014 Urban Forestry Award Winner
Award presented at the California Urban & Community Forests Conference in San Diego, CA on June 26.
California’s Urban Forestry and Urban Greening Community Members thought highly enough of the City of West Sacramento and our achievements in California to nominate us for this prestigious award.
The City of West Sacramento’s “Free Fruit Tree Project”, headed by Urban Forest Beautification Manager Dena Kirtley, was awarded Outstanding Urban Forestry Project of the Year! This is awarded to an organization or community which completed an urban forestry project that:
• Addressed two or more environmental or public safety issues
• Involved the community and/or other organizations or agencies
• Significantly enhanced the urban forest and livability of the community
They thanked us for our contribution to our growing industry and to the enhanced quality of life for all Californians!
Arbor Day Celebration 2013
On April 27th, 2013, the City of West Sacramento celebrated our 8th Arbor Day in Westfield Play Park from 9am to
noon. We received recognition as a TREE CITY USA for the seventh 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.
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.