Transbay Transit Center Park Tree Tour with Mike Sullivan

September 8, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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“The new Salesforce Park above the Transbay Transit Center is finally fixed?! Hah, I’ll believe that when trees fly!”

Well, the flying trees are back and Mike Sullivan, author of The Trees of San Francisco guidebook, wants to give you a special free tour of them. Though Mike and Friends of the Urban Forest had scheduled this tour just about a year ago, unforeseen construction issues forced us to postpone and reschedule this tour for September 8th 2019 instead of 2018. We sincerely apologize to all of those people who signed up for the original tour and hope you are able to join us for this make up round!

Likened to the world-famous High Line Park in New York City, the West Coast’s forest in the sky features hundreds of carefully curated trees from around the world – you can think of it as a botanical garden and arboretum plopped on the roof of the transit center. Come join this Friends of the Urban Forest Tree Tour to learn all about the trees selected for this architectural marvel and be some of the first people to explore the rooftop garden!

For more info on the park, read this San Francisco Chronicle article.

We’ll meet at 10am on Sunday, September 8th in the Grand Hall of the Transit Center (ground floor, near the base of the escalator — easy access from 1st Street), and will ascend to the heavens for a two-hour tour of the new park (for directional purposes, the official address of the park is 425 Mission Street).

Please bring warm layers, comfortable walking shoes, water, and snacks to keep you energized. And, if you would like to learn more about the tree species found along the streets of our beautiful city, bring some cash as Mike Sullivan will have copies of his book for sale, which includes full-color photos of San Francisco’s most common tree species, as well as descriptions for 12 self-guided walking tours.

To be respectful of other park visitors, space will be limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP below.


1st St and Minna St.
San Francisco CA 94105
United States


This event is fully booked.