We focus our tree-planting efforts on ensuring a more equitable distribution of trees throughout San Francisco.
We’d love to plant one with you.
We’ll even care for the tree for the first three years after we plant it and the tree will be watered regularly. After the first three years, Public Works takes over via StreetTreeSF, the voter-approved initiative to maintain mature street trees and repair tree-related sidewalk damage.
And the best part? You don’t have to pay for any of it. You just get to enjoy the tree!
REQUESTING A TREE
1. FIND OUT WHERE WE PLANT
This map displays the neighborhoods we currently plant in.
2. REQUEST A TREE
If you live in any of the areas marked in green above and would like a tree adjacent to your home, complete the Tree Request form and we will take it from there.
If the site passes all the city requirements and utilities check, we will inform you of the planting date. We would welcome you to choose a tree from our menu of options.
3. PLANT WITH US
Sign up to help plant your tree and work with your neighbors to determine the future look and feel of your neighborhood.
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.
TREE CARE PROGRAM
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.