The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to build healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best urban forest in the nation.  Since 1982, the Sacramento Tree Foundation has built partnerships and empowered communities to invest in their urban forest and create healthier neighborhoods. Raley’s is proud to sponsor the growth of Sacramento’s urban forest because of the numerous health and wellness benefits that planting trees provides.

Cool breezes grow here.

Shade trees shield our homes, roadways, and parking lots from the scorching summer heat. Shade trees can lower a household’s cooling costs by nearly one-third—saving money while keep us comfortable. Homes with shade trees also have higher property values.

Healthy bodies grow here.

Trees and green spaces can improve our health. People are more likely to be physically active in neighborhoods where trees are plentiful. Areas with trees also invite contemplation and recreation. These effects are essential for long-term health and wellness.

Friendships grow here.

Trees bring people together. They create social spaces where people gather and foster a sense of belonging. Neighborhoods with green spaces are tighter-knit, safer, and more livable.

Fresh air grows here.

Trees are nature’s way of cleaning our air. Tree leaves absorb pollutants, produce oxygen, and make cleaner air for us to breathe.