About Dan Flanagan, Executive Director

Dan once lived in a treehouse -- really.

Nowhere near the greenest city

San Francisco has a “green” reputation, but when it comes to “tree canopy coverage” — the percentage of our land area that’s covered by trees — we’re really far behind.  According to an analysis of aerial photos by the San Francisco Planning Department, only 13.7% of the city is covered by trees. We don’t compare… read more »

Tree massacre in Fisherman’s Wharf

We’ve learned about another big tree topping disaster.  As the FUF community knows by now, topping is an excessive form of pruning that damages and often kills trees, and is illegal in San Francisco. This time, the victims were nine New Zealand Christmas Trees (Metrosideros excelsa) that flanked a corner building on Taylor and Jefferson… read more »

Tree topping on Stevenson Street: update

You may recall that in August we publicized a major tree topping incident on Stevenson Street in the Mission.  Topping is an excessive form of pruning that damages and often kills trees, and it’s illegal in San Francisco. The city fined the property owner, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, $1,754 for each of… read more »