There are 2 different ways to sign-up to get a tree:
You can either fill out our “Electronic Forms” or use the “Downloadable Forms” links for hard-copies. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin at 415-268-0772 or via email
After the forms are submitted, we will be in touch with next steps.
Only the property owner is authorized to fill out the Electronic Forms. If you are a renter, please have the owner/legal agent fill them out or pass along copies of the “Downloadable Forms” located in the next section.
- Friends of the Urban Forest Letter of Agreement (Online Form)
- Department of Public Works Tree Planting Application (Be sure to select “Friends of the Urban Forest Planting”)
Once you have completed BOTH “Downloadable Forms” please scan them or photograph them with a digital camera, and email the resulting files to Caitlin. Or you can send them via U.S. mail or by fax (see our address and fax number here). If you don’t have a printer and want hard-copy forms, contact us.
- Friends of the Urban Forest Letter of Agreement and Planter Information Sheet (PDF file, 53 KB)
- Department of Public Works Tree Planting Application (PDF file, 147 KB. Please do not mail to the Department of Public Works)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What if I’m not sure what type of tree I want?
A. You can leave that part of the forms blank. One of our arborists will discuss the options with you.
Q. What if I have an existing tree or a stump in the location where I want a new tree?
A. You must have it removed before we can plant.
Q. Am I making a financial commitment by submitting these forms? What if I change my mind?
A. You can withdraw your application, and owe nothing, by sending an email message to the planting manager up to two weeks before the scheduled planting date.
Q. When should I send in payment?
A. We’ll send you an invoice when payment is due.
Q. I’m a renter; can I submit the forms?
A. Someone other than the property owner can complete and submit the “Downloadable Forms”, and can be identified as the caretaker of the tree, but the property owner must sign the forms. Only the property owner or legal agent is authorized to fill out the “Electronic Forms.”