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We care for the trees we plant for the first three years to encourage healthy growth and a strong structure, supporting more than 3,000 young street trees annually.

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For the first three years we provide:

  • Two or three pruning visits to each tree

  • Emergency tree care to stabilize and support our young trees

  • Weekly watering for 500 trees. The rest are watered by Public Works

  • Advice on young tree maintenance to San Francisco residents

To request care or maintenance for a tree we planted, please contact us via this form​:

If you are unable to complete the form, you can reach our Tree Care team at 415-268-0775.

Public Works takes over the care for older trees.
When the trees we plant turn three years old, maintenance responsibility transfers to Public Works.  Please contact Public Works by calling 311 from the 415 area code or submit an online request, if you are seeking care for a street tree that:

  • is older than three years

  • is taller than fifteen feet

  • or doesn't have a Friends of the Urban Forest brackets


For general questions about the City of San Francisco’s tree care program, mature tree maintenance, or tree removals, please refer to their webpage

Have questions about our tree planting and tree care programs?

Read our FAQs.

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