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 »

Join us for “Make a Difference Day”

We depend on volunteers throughout the year, but October 26 happens to be a special occasion because it’s “Make a Difference Day,” the largest national day of community service.  Make a Difference Day has been promoting volunteerism for more than 20 years; millions of people are expected to donate some of their time for good… 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 »

Lemonade reduces global warming?

Sweet story of youth environmentalism Orinda seventh-grader Lindsay Dunn planted several trees in a local nature area on Earth Day after studying global warming in a science class, and learning that trees reduce the amount of carbon dioxide — which contributes to global warming — in the atmosphere. She decided to take the additional step… read more »