Green Christmas Trees

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

Our Green Christmas Trees for 2018 are “sold out” — but they’ll be back for Christmas 2019!

In partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Hayes Valley Art Works, Friends of the Urban Forest offers living, potted Christmas trees in November and December each year. For a tax-deductible $95 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, 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, Fruitless Olive, and Fern Pine.

Tree Pick-Up and Return

Mother and daughter decorating a living, potted holiday tree

If you ordered a tree for Christmas 2018 but haven’t yet picked it up, you can get it at the Friends of the Urban Forest office at 1007 General Kennedy Avenue in the Presidio between 9am and 4pm on weekdays through Thursday, December 20.

Returning your tree is easy! You can drop it off at our office during business hours on weekdays from January 2 through January 16, or at the Green Christmas Tree Lot between 10am and 2pm on Saturday January 5 and Saturday January 12.

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.