Green Christmas Trees

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

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 donation, 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, including Fern Pine, Small Leaf Tristania, and Catalina Ironwood. Order yours now!

Price

The price is $75 for FUF members (become a member today) and $95 for non-members. Ordering for your office? See “Corporate Package” below.

Tree Pick-Up

Pick up your tree on any weekday between 9am and 4pm (3pm Fridays) from December 2 to December 19 at the Friends of the Urban Forest office in the Presidio (see our location here). Or you can pick up your tree, make ornaments, and enjoy refreshments at our Green Christmas Tree Lot on these dates:

  • Saturday, December 7, 10am – 2pm, at Hayes Valley Art Works, Octavia Street between Oak and Lily (map)
  • Thursday, December 12, 4 – 7pm, at Friends of the Urban Forest (map)
  • Sunday, December 15, 10am – 2pm, at Hayes Valley Art Works, Octavia Street between Oak and Lily (map)

Trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your tree early for the best selection! Bring your photo ID when picking up if you ordered your tree online. Order your Green Christmas Tree here.

Tree Care

While enjoying your Green Christmas Tree at your home or office, please care for it as described here.

Tree Return

Please return your tree to the Friends of the Urban Forest office on any weekday between 9am and 4pm (3pm Fridays) after the holiday season is over, and no later than Friday, January 17. Or return it on either of these weekend dates:

  • Saturday, January 4, 10am – 2pm, at Hayes Valley Art Works (map)
  • Sunday, January 12, 10am – 2pm, at Friends of the Urban Forest (map)

Questions?

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

Corporate Package

“Green” your office holiday celebrations with a pop-up urban forest! We’ll provide living, potted, future street trees for you to decorate and display in your lobby or reception area, conference room, or break room. We’ll pick them up after the holidays and plant them in a San Francisco neighborhood that needs more trees. For details contact Aine at 415-525-8383 or by email with this contact form.