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Tree Planting

WE PLANT AND CARE FOR COMMUNITY TREES AND PLANTS.

We make neighborhoods thrive by connecting residents with nature and each other.

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Group Planting a Tree

Trees fight climate change, improve air quality, control storm water runoff, reduce noise pollution, add beauty, and boost happiness.

OUR IMPACT

Since 1981, we have planted more than 60,000 street trees, almost half of San Francisco’s street tree canopy. We water 500 trees every week, plant and care for 300 trees every month, and replace 10,000sq ft. of concrete with soil every year.

OUR WORK

Planting Trees

Tree Planting

and Care

We increase the city's tree canopy by planting street trees in public spaces and caring for them for 3 years.

Sidewalk Gardens

We beautify neighborhoods by coordinating

community based sidewalk garden projects.

Stand-up Meeting

Workforce Development

We provide vocational training and mentorship to teens interested in a career in the environmental field.

OUR COMMITMENT

CHANGE our city’s landscape by replacing concrete with trees and plants, focusing on neighborhoods with the greatest need.

 

INSPIRE communities to participate in building an environmentally equitable future.

RAISE AWARENESS of San Francisco’s Tree Canopy, the science of Urban Forestry, and the impact of Government Policies.

People Planting Trees

OUR EVENTS

  • Bayview |  Community Meeting
    Bayview |  Community Meeting
    Thu, Apr 18
    Zoom Meeting
    Zoom Meeting
    Zoom Meeting
    Hello Bayview residents! Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Tree Planting in your neighborhood!
  • Upwork Foundation NoPa  | Community Tree Care
    Upwork Foundation NoPa  | Community Tree Care
    Fri, Apr 19
    2004 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    2004 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    2004 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Welcome Upwork Foundation Join us and help care for young street trees to make sure they grow up healthy, strong, and beautiful. No experience is needed! We'll provide pruning instructions and tools.
  • GitHub NoPa  | Community Tree Care
    GitHub NoPa  | Community Tree Care
    Fri, Apr 19
    San Francisco
    San Francisco, 2004 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    San Francisco, 2004 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Welcome GitHub Join us and help care for young street trees to make sure they grow up healthy, strong, and beautiful. No experience is needed! We'll provide pruning instructions and tools.
  • Earth Month Guided Walk - Buena Vista Loop
    Earth Month Guided Walk - Buena Vista Loop
    Sun, Apr 21
    Haight St. & Central Ave.
    Haight St. & Central Ave., Haight St & Central Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Haight St. & Central Ave., Haight St & Central Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Walk the historic and scenic perimeter of San Francisco's Buena Vista Park and enjoy some of its arboricultural and horticultural highlights on this walk led by Ellyn Shea.
  • Constellation Brands: Richmond District | Sidewalk Garden
    Constellation Brands: Richmond District | Sidewalk Garden
    Mon, Apr 22
    San Francisco
    San Francisco, 5201 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    San Francisco, 5201 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Welcome Constellation Brands Volunteers, Join Friends of the Urban Forest as we revitalize by amending soil, and planting new drought-resistant native plants!
  • Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 24
    location posted on Slack
    location posted on Slack
    location posted on Slack
    Wednesday volunteer workday- staff + regular volunteers! Focus on second tree care visits for trees 2-4 years old. Different neighborhood each week, posted on Slack!
  • Mission | Live Oak School | Community Tree Care
    Mission | Live Oak School | Community Tree Care
    Thu, Apr 25
    San Francisco
    San Francisco, 1249 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
    San Francisco, 1249 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
    Welcome Live Oak School Join us and help care for young street trees to make sure they grow up healthy, strong, and beautiful. No experience is needed! We'll provide pruning instructions and tools.
  • Accenture: Lower Nob Hill   | Community Tree Care
    Accenture: Lower Nob Hill   | Community Tree Care
    Fri, Apr 26
    Lower Nob Hill: TBD
    Lower Nob Hill: TBD
    Lower Nob Hill: TBD
    Welcome Accenture team join us and help care for young street trees to make sure they grow up healthy, strong, and beautiful. No experience is needed! We'll provide pruning instructions and tools.
  • Lower Nob Hill | Community Tree Care
    Lower Nob Hill | Community Tree Care
    Fri, Apr 26
    San Francisco
    San Francisco, 610 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
    San Francisco, 610 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
    Help care for young street trees to make sure they grow up healthy, strong, and beautiful. No experience is needed! We'll provide pruning instructions and tools.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha: Central Sunset | Community Tree Planting
    Alpha Kappa Alpha: Central Sunset | Community Tree Planting
    Sat, Apr 27
    Central Sunset
    Central Sunset, 1596 24th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
    Central Sunset, 1596 24th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
    Welcome, AKA, Please join us to plant and celebrate with a delicious lunch after the trees are in the ground!
  • Central Sunset: Community Tree Planting
    Central Sunset: Community Tree Planting
    Sat, Apr 27
    Central Sunset
    Central Sunset, 1596 24th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Central Sunset, 1596 24th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Welcome, Volunteers, Please join us to plant and celebrate with a delicious lunch after the trees are in the ground!
  • Figma | Central Sunset: Community Tree Planting
    Figma | Central Sunset: Community Tree Planting
    Sat, Apr 27
    Central Sunset | 94122
    Central Sunset | 94122
    Central Sunset | 94122
    Welcome, Figma, Please join us to plant and celebrate with a delicious lunch after the trees are in the ground!
  • Artisan Partners: Lower Nob Hill  | Community Tree Care
    Artisan Partners: Lower Nob Hill  | Community Tree Care
    Thu, May 02
    Lower Nob Hill | Meeting Location TBD
    Lower Nob Hill | Meeting Location TBD
    Lower Nob Hill | Meeting Location TBD
    Welcome Artisan Partners Volunteers! Join us and help care for young street trees to make sure they grow up healthy, strong, and beautiful. No experience is needed! We'll provide pruning instructions and tools.
  • PA Consulting: Bayview | Community Tree Care
    PA Consulting: Bayview | Community Tree Care
    Thu, May 09
    Bayview | Meeting location TBD
    Bayview | Meeting location TBD
    Bayview | Meeting location TBD
    Welcome, PA Consulting Volunteers! Join us and help care for young street trees to make sure they grow up healthy, strong, and beautiful. No experience is needed! We'll provide pruning instructions and tools.
  • 4th Annual Treevia Contest!
    4th Annual Treevia Contest!
    Thu, May 09
    Manny's
    Manny's , 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    Manny's , 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    Do you love trees? Then this trivia contest is for you. Friends of the Urban Forest is hosting their 4th Annual Treevia Contest on May 9th.
  • Inner Richmond | Community Tree Planting
    Inner Richmond | Community Tree Planting
    Sat, May 11
    Inner Richmond: TBD
    Inner Richmond: TBD
    Inner Richmond: TBD
    Welcome volunteers! Join community members to plant new street trees in the great city of San Francisco with guidance from a skilled Planting Leader.
  • Burke's School: Inner Richmond | Community Tree Planting
    Burke's School: Inner Richmond | Community Tree Planting
    Sat, May 11
    Exact location will be provided.
    Exact location will be provided.
    Exact location will be provided.
    Welcome Friends of the Urban Forest Volunteers, Please join us to plant and celebrate with a delicious lunch after the trees are in the ground!
  • Accenture: Inner Richmond | Community Tree Planting
    Accenture: Inner Richmond | Community Tree Planting
    Sat, May 11
    Inner Richmond: TBD
    Inner Richmond: TBD
    Inner Richmond: TBD
    Welcome Accenture volunteers! Join community members to plant new street trees in the great city of San Francisco with guidance from a skilled Planting Leader.
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StreetTreeSF: a voter-approved initiative managed by San Francisco Public Works to professionally maintain and care for street trees growing throughout San Francisco.

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