Rancho Cordova Urban Forest Program







Through a partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation and SMUD, and as a result of a grant from the City of Rancho Cordova’s Community Enhancement Fund, residents are eligible for FREE urban forestry services through the City’s Urban Forest Program. Recently, the program was awarded a CalFire Grant that will support our goal of planting 750 trees in Rancho Cordova by 2022.

Rancho Cordova Residents, businesses, and organizations are eligible for free trees, stump removal and tree replacement. The Urban Forest Program also coordinates community planting and educational events, trains and organizes volunteers, and supports community leaders.

Why should you sign up for FREE trees?

Trees are an important part of city infrastructure that provide an array of benefits to our community that cannot be replicated. Some of the key benefits of urban trees include:

  • 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!

Want to request free trees for your home, business, church or nonprofit? Click here to get started. 

Stump Removal Service

Save money and beautify your yard with the Urban Forest Program Stump Removal Service! We can provide a professional arborist crew to remove and grind your stump, then replace it with a free shade tree. We can provide this service every 2-3 months and have limited space. Click here to get started. 

Tree Planting and Care Tips

For a helpful list of tree species and recommended planting steps, 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 Otto Beck at obeck@cityofranchocordova.org.

Tree Removal Permit

Permission to remove protected trees on private or public property within the City of Rancho Cordova. Examples of protected trees include street trees, native oaks and prominent or stately trees. For additional information or questions, please contact Dzan Vong at 916.851.8937.

Made Possible By

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Logo for the Sacramento Tree Foundation that includes text and a tree.

Logo for SMUD 
City of Rancho Cordova
Sacramento Tree Foundation  SMUD

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