The #1 street tree in San Francisco is the Brisbane Box (scientific name: Lophostemon confertus). We’re got 6.449 of ’em, to be exact.
We recently collaborated with our friends at the City’s Bureau of Urban Forestry to come up with a list of the city’s top ten street trees. The list will appear in the Urban Forest Master Plan, which is due for release by the City’s Planning Department later this year.
But we can offer you the first look right here. If you live or work in San Francisco, or have spent time here, no doubt you’re familiar with these trees, even if you don’t know their names:
|rank||quantity||scientific name||common name(s)|
|1||6,449||Lophostemon confertus||Brisbane Box|
|2||4,889||Platanus x hispanica||Sycamore, London Plane, others|
|3||4,193||Metrosideros excelsa||New Zealand Christmas Tree|
|4||3,873||Tristaniopsis laurina||Swamp Myrtle, Small-leaf Tristania|
|5||3,696||Prunus serrulata||Ornamental Cherry, Kwanzan Flowering Cherry, others|
|6||3,281||Arbutus 'Marina'||Strawberry Tree|
|7||3,247||Prunus cerasifera||Cherry Plum, Purple Leaf Plum, others|
|8||3,241||Ficus nitida||Laurel Fig, Chinese Banyan, others|
|9||3,178||Magnolia grandiflora||Southern Magnolia, Samuel Sommer Magnolia, others|
|10||2,408||Pittosporum undulatum||Victorian Box|