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Urban Forest Master Plan

Sacramento Urban Forest

Project Background

The City of Sacramento has a long‐standing reputation as the City of Trees. Emphasis on the importance of trees in Sacramento dates back to its founding in 1849. In the late 1970s and the 1980s, Sacramento’s urban forestry program was recognized for its beautiful tree canopy and partnerships; today, our urban forest is rated as one of the top ten in the country.

In August 2016, the City adopted comprehensive updates to the City Code to update and clarify its tree regulations. During the process of revising the city’s tree related ordinances, additional policy issues were raised regarding the City’s urban forest and its future.

Project Description

With a changing environment and new technological tools, an updated Urban Forest Master Plan is required to preserve the health and stewardship of Sacramento’s urban forest.

The City’s updated Urban Forest Master Plan will address the protection, maintenance, sustainability, and enhancement of Sacramento’s tree canopy.


Urban Forest Master Plan Project Schedule

Community Involvement

The development of the Urban Forest Master Plan includes a community engagement program to build awareness about Sacramento’s existing urban tree canopy and help inform a vision for the city’s future urban forest. Sign up to receive project updates here.

Stakeholder Representative Group Meetings

In May 2018, the City hosted the first Stakeholder Representative Group (SRG) meeting for the Urban Forest Master Plan to discuss the existing conditions, goals, and opportunities and challenges for the urban tree canopy.

In July 2018, the City hosted the second SRG meeting for the Urban Forest Master Plan to discuss the input received in the first meeting, the potential focus areas that will help develop and implement the Plan, and the questions asked in the community survey.

Pop-Up Workshops

The Urban Forest Master Plan project team is hosting a series of pop-up workshops in each Council District from July through September.  Join us at one of the workshops, which will take place at various community events, to learn about the Plan and provide your input. Below is a complete schedule of all the workshops!


District 1
First Friday’s
Friday, September 7, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
North Natomas Regional Park
2501 New Market Drive


District 3
River Park Food Truck Mania
Friday, August 10, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Glen Hall Park
5415 Sandburg Drive


District 5
Oak Park Farmer’s Market
Saturday, September 22, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
McClatchy Park
3500 5th Avenue


District 6 

State of the Trees

Saturday, July 28, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

East side of Sunset Park at 42 and T Street

A downloadable flier for this event is available here.

District 7
Trucks & Such Food Truck Mania
Friday, August 17, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Garcia Bend Park
7654 Pocket Road

District 8
Valley Mack Farmer’s Market
Friday, September 7, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
6700 Mack Road

Online Community Survey

The Urban Forest Master Plan project team is hosting an online community survey that will be open through September. Provide input for the Urban Forest Master Plan here.

Project Documents

Check back here for project documents as they become available for public review.

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