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.
WHERE WE PLANT
We plant street trees for free! We prioritize neighborhoods with the fewest trees - where the benefits of each tree planted are maximized. In the map below, our priority planting zones are highlighted in green.
Click on the map to open a larger, interactive version.
EMPTY BASIN? 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.
HOW WE PLANT
We plan our planting projects based on interest in a neighborhood. If you live in our priority planting zones, you can submit your interest by completing the Tree Interest Form.
Our Community Engagement team will send notification letters to all residents on the blocks we plan to plant. We'll inform you of the planting date if the site near you passes all the city requirements and a utility check. You'll be invited to choose a tree from our menu of options and even volunteer to plant the tree with us!
REQUEST A STREET TREE
Interested in getting a tree planted on the sidewalk near you? Our Tree Interest Form will lead you through the next steps. Keep in mind it may take up to a year for us to plan a planting in your block.
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.