Tree Davis

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$1,271 raised by 6 donors

13% complete

$10,000 Goal

Tree Davis is working hard to care for trees in Davis and surrounding areas: click here to read an article about the stewardship our team is doing to ensure the success of the urban canopy for many years to come.

Tree Davis harnesses the powers scientific knowledge and community action to make our neighborhoods, cities and surrounding natural areas healthier and more vibrant. Established by civic leaders in 1992, Tree Davis has accomplished a wide array of projects that have had profound impacts on Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland. As the impacts of climate change become clearer, the role of strong urban and community forests as front-line defenses becomes apparent - we need to make our neighborhoods cooler, lower air pollution, grow biodiversity and lower stormwater pollution - and trees do all of those things and more. 

Today Tree Davis is seeking to make our communities more “Climate-Ready.” Using research conducted by the Tree Davis board, staff and experts, the trees that will be best for our region’s future are being planted today, ensuring that the trees that stand tall 50 years from now are drought tolerant and disease resistant. Tree Davis is also planting “Climate-Ready Landscapes” throughout the region, installing native and drought-tolerant landscapes that will lower water needs, support vital pollinator populations and improve overall community health. 

Today we partner with cities, schools, parks and neighborhoods throughout Yolo County, and are seeking opportunities to “share the shade” with Solano County as well. Staff are hard at work: 

- Through our Climate-Ready Education program we’re teaching young people in Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Dixon classrooms about the value of trees, the need for urban sustainability and environmental justice, and career pathways within urban forestry.

- Through our Community Canopy program over the past four years, we have partnered with the City of Davis to plant over 1000 trees in parks, medians and front yards. And we will be caring for them for years to come. In the coming years we will be ramping up our efforts to plant trees in neighborhoods across the region through a grassroots mobilization methodology. 

- With our Climate-Ready Landscapes program, we are transforming turf grass spaces into native gardens. We have converted the “Tree Davis Memorial Grove” in West Davis over the past four years and completed installation of N Street Park last year. We hope to continue working with neighborhood champions to improve the urban forests and landscapes in the region. 

- We are excited to share our newest partnership - the Cool Schools Yolo Project. Over the next few years, we will be partnering with some great organizations and the school districts in West Sacramento and Woodland. The project will connect students and teachers to nature by radically transforming school campuses through tree planting and the creation of fun, experiential outdoor learning areas. 

Folks throughout the Sacramento Valley are invited to join us for our volunteer events, community events, bike rides and more. When people come together with solutions for our region’s future, great things can happen. 


Enhance and expand Climate-Ready Trees and Landscapes to improve the health and resilience of our communities. We do this through direct action, community engagement and advocacy.


A large majority of Tree Davis’s funding comes from grants and contracts. We are very appreciative to receive this support, but it is difficult to operate non-profits primarily on grants and contracts that have thin “overhead” limits, so a greater rate of individual donations strongly improves our ability to accomplish our goals and deliver our core services. We have big ideas about how to transform more neighborhoods and cities - especially those that have greater environmental needs than others - so our primary need is more funding from individual donors.

Outside of monetary contributions - we are looking for office furniture - lightly used desks, office chairs, shelving and a medium sized conference table would be great.

Equity Statement

We know that the impacts of environmental racism mean that many communities of color have less trees and less exposure to nature - meaning that they are hotter and suffer from greater air pollution. Residents of these communities are more likely to suffer from chronic heart and lung illnesses and have less community wellness. But it's not as simple as planting more trees. We have to work hard with communities that have been impacted by these issues and be guided by them about how we can do better.

We are working at Tree Davis to be of better service to communities of color and frontline communities than we have in the past.

Organization Data


Organization name

Tree Davis

Year Established


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Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Furniture, Technology, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

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P.O. Box 72053
Davis, CA 95616

Service areas

Yolo County, CA, US

Davis, CA, US

Dixon, CA, US, 95620

West Sacramento, CA, US

Winters, CA, US, 95694


(530) 758-7337

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