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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.

Tree Planting

Our 2023 Adopt-A-Yard-Tree season is finished. During our pilot season, we distributed 200 trees in partnership with organizations in the eligible communities including Wu Yee Children’s Services, Bayview Community Hub, GM Consulting Group, San Francisco Public Works, Storefront Records, The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Liveable City, and others.

We're seeking new grants to expand this popular program. When we receive additional funding for the program, we'll invite eligible residents to fill out our Adopt-A-Yard-Tree Interest Form. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media for regular updates. 


Questions: Email

The pilot season of this program was 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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