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ADOPT-A-YARD-TREE

We're giving free native trees and fruit trees to eligible San Francisco residents to plant in their yards and gardens.

We launched an Adopt-A-Yard-Tree program in response to numerous requests for native trees and fruit trees by the communities we serve. Many of these trees are better suited to yards, which give them more room and better conditions to grow strong.

The purposes of this program are to:

  • strengthen vulnerable neighborhoods against the impacts of a changing climate;

  • improve the overall health of San Francisco residents;

  • increase native tree canopy, which serves as a natural habitat for native wildlife and pollinators; and

  • grow fruit trees to increase community food security and resilience.

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Tree Planting

We’re distributing the trees in partnership with organizations in the eligible communities, including Wu Yee Children’s Services, Bayview Community Hub, GM Consulting Group, and others.

If you live in one of the areas in the map of eligible communities, and you’re interested in receiving a tree, please fill out and submit this interest form:

 

If you do not live in an area highlighted in the map, you’re still welcome to fill out the form. We plan to seek additional grants to fund the program beyond this pilot phase. Your input will help us gauge the interest in this program.

Questions? Email freeyardtrees@fuf.net.

This program is made possible by a $50,000 Community Resilience Grant from Bank of America and the Arbor Day Foundation, and by a grant from the Urban & Community Forestry Program of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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