Living in the City of Rancho Cordova has many benefits, and one of them is that homeowners, businesses and community organizations are eligible for FREE trees! Through a partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation and SMUD and as a result of a grant from the City’s Community Enhancement Fund, Rancho Cordovans are eligible for up to 10 FREE trees per property, plus assistance with planting and irrigation.

Why are we offering FREE trees?

The City has set a goal of increasing its urban tree canopy to 35% by 2035. It also set a goal of planting one tree a day during the Fiscal Year 2016/2017, and it met its goal! The City planted 367 trees throughout the community in neighborhoods, parks and commercial areas.

Why should you sign up for FREE trees?

The City provides FREE trees and helps to plant them. More trees in our City means:

  • Improved air quality and removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
  • Increased shade for energy conservation, as well as better shading for sidewalks, trails and bikeways
  • Reduction in storm water runoff and surface flooding
  • Improved habitat for desirable wildlife
  • Reduced health risks to residents due to enhanced environmental conditions
  • Increased economic value to properties and increased economic activity
  • Increased stability and desirability of neighborhoods, as well as beautification 

Getting FREE trees is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Homeowners, Landlords and Renters Click Here

Businesses and Multi-Family Properties Click Here

Churches and Nonprofit Organizations Click Here

Tree Planting and Care Tips

For a helpful list of tree species and recommended planting steps, click here

For more information about river-friendly landscaping, click here

Master Tree List

This list is a guide to choosing tree species that are well adapted to our region.  Choosing suitable trees for our climate will enhance the urban forest and ensure the trees will be successful in growing to their mature size. Click here to view the tree list.

Give Back by Volunteering

Do you want to give back to the community? You can volunteer to help plant free trees, help mulch trees, or help identify homeowners, landlords and renters who want free trees. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the City's Volunteer Coordinator Lorianne Ulm at lulm@cityofranchocordova.org.

Made Possible Through

 Fresh Take Logo City of Rancho Cordova
Logo for the Sacramento Tree Foundation that includes text and a tree.
Sacramento Tree Foundation
 Logo for SMUD SMUD

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