Green Christmas Trees

Girl beside decorated holiday tree “Green” your holiday celebrations by adopting a future street tree!

Order your Green Christmas Tree here.

In partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, FUF offers living, potted Christmas trees in November and December each year. For a tax-deductible $75 donation to FUF, you get a beautiful, three-to-six-foot-tall, non-traditional tree to bring home for decoration and enjoyment.  Return the tree to us after the holidays (or have us pick it up at your home), and we’ll use it in our Neighborhood Tree Planting program.

Our Green Christmas Trees are better for the environment than traditional dead trees.  They reduce waste and post-holiday litter — and once they’re planted on the streets of San Francisco, they’ll provide benefits for generations. We offer species that are popular choices for beautifying the streets of San Francisco, such as Primrose, Cork Oak, and Small Leaf Tristania.

Order your Green Christmas Tree here.

Tree Pick-Up and Return

Mother and daughter decorating a living, potted holiday tree

Pick up your tree outside the Friends of the Urban Forest office at 1007 General Kennedy Avenue in the Presidio on Sunday, December 17 between 10am and 2pm.  If that date isn’t convenient for you, you can pick up your tree at our office on any weekday through December 20 while supplies last.

Returning your tree is easy! You can drop it off at our office after the holiday season is over or, for $25, we’ll come to your house to retrieve it.

Order your Green Christmas Tree here.

Please note this program is only available to residents and businesses in San Francisco.

Tree Care

Wondering how to care for your Green Christmas Tree? We’ve got you covered.

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Contact Atalanta Kyriazi at 415-268-0772 or by email with this contact form.