STREET TREE PLANTING
We plant street trees on sidewalks in neighborhoods with low tree canopy in partnership with residents.
We also care for the trees for the first three years after we plant them. After the first three years, the Department of Public Works (DPW) takes over via StreetTreeSF, the voter-approved initiative to maintain mature street trees and repair tree-related sidewalk damage.
REQUESTING A TREE
We plan our planting projects based on interest in a neighborhood. If you live in our priority planting zones and would like a tree adjacent to your home or business, pleas complete the Tree Interest Form.
We'll inform you of the planting date if the site passes all the city requirements and a utilities check. You'll be invited to choose a tree from our menu of options and even volunteer to plant the tree with us!
If you want a tree to be planted in a site that previously held a tree (where a tree basin — a rectangle cut out of the concrete — is already present), we'll be able to plant it even if you are outside the green planting zones.
Our Tree Interest Form will lead you through the next steps.
Have questions about our street tree planting program?
If you received a flyer or postcard about a new tree being planted near you and would like to know more, visit our Block Tree Planting page.
PLANT WITH US
You can sign up to help plant your tree and work with your neighbors to determine your neighborhood's future look and feel.
WE CARE FOR OUR TREES
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.