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TREE PLANTING

We’ve been planting trees with neighbors since 1981. We’d love to plant one with you. For FREE!

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!

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REQUEST A TREE

FIND OUT WHERE WE PLANT

We focus our tree planting efforts on ensuring a more equitable distribution of trees throughout San Francisco. This map displays the neighborhoods we currently plant in.

REQUEST A TREE

Let us know if you would like a tree directly adjacent to your home, and we will take it from there. You are welcome to choose a tree from our menu of options.

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.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY PLANTINGS
Neighborhood
Planting Dates
More Info
Mission
March 2022 - June 2022
Coming soon!
Outer Richmond
March 2022 - May 2022
Coming soon!
Central Sunset
March 2022 - May 2022
Coming soon!
Visitacion Valley
March 2022 - June 2022
Coming soon!
 
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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.

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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


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

 

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

 

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