Portola Community Planting

Trees in Portola

Portola streets could look like this.

You may get a FREE TREE next to your property on July 29 and August 5, 2017.

The deadline to fill out your interest ended on June 30. If you have questions, please contact 415-268-0772

To volunteer the day of the tree plantings please sign-up by following the links below:

            July 29th – RSVP HERE

           August 5th- RSVP HERE


  • Trees are free for you
  • FUF will prune your tree for the first 5 years; after that the City will prune it
  • You can choose your tree species from a menu
  • The city will take over watering of your tree

Why am I getting a free tree?

Thanks to new city tree care policies, FUF is funded to bring new trees to select neighborhoods. We are working with local neighborhood groups, homeowners, and corridor ambassadors to plant as many trees as possible to provide public health and traffic calming benefits.

Am I responsible for the tree?

San Francisco’s tree care policies have improved. The City of San Francisco will maintain all street trees, repair all tree-related sidewalk damage in the public right-of-way, and assume liability for harm to people or property caused by neglect of such maintenance or repairs. You should keep your tree watered so that it can stay healthy and reach maturity.

What you should do:

June 22, 6:30pm at Palega Recreation Center — FUF will be at Portola Neighborhood Association’s meeting to answer questions. Open to all. Please join.

July 12, 6:30pm at Portola Branch Library — FUF will host a community meeting to answer all questions about the tree planting event and about choosing your tree.

By June 30 — If you do or do not want a tree, respond to the form or contact FUF (415-268-0772 or portola@fuf.net)

June 30 to July 12 — you can contact us to choose your tree

July 29 and August 5 — volunteers and neighbors come together to plant trees and enjoy a community lunch

If you have questions and would like to stay informed, call us at 415-268-0772 or email portola@fuf.net.

If you want to choose your tree species, take a look at the Portola Species List.  This is a matrix of tree species that are suitable for specific sites based on street orientation (which corresponds to wind exposure – east-west streets get more wind), presence of overhead utility lines, and sidewalk width.

Target planting map

This is the target planting area for July 29 and August 5, 2017, by FUF. If you live in this area, please fill out our interest form.

You may start to notice chalk markings on sidewalks where trees would go.

We celebrate all our plantings with volunteers and neighbors by organizing a potluck at each event!

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