Our greening programs and services contribute to the vitality of San Francisco’s urban forest.  We make it easy for individuals, neighborhood groups and schools throughout San Francisco to get street trees and sidewalk gardens, and we ensure that small, young street trees grow into healthy, mature ones.

Free Trees for San Francisco

Friends of the Urban Forest organizes communities to plants street trees in San Francisco, and manages related tasks such as the removal of concrete to prepare planting sites. Get more information OR go directly to the required Tree Planting Request forms (choose the online version or the downloadable PDF version).

Tree Replacement

FUF plants street trees in pre-existing tree basins in which the previous tree has died. (more…)

People standing next to a newly planted street tree

New street tree in Potrero Hill, June 2009

Sidewalk Landscaping

FUF helps property owners install sidewalk gardens around street trees or in locations in which street trees cannot be planted. (more…)

Trees for Schools

In partnership with government agencies and civic organizations, FUF plants new trees in and around San Francisco schools. (more…)

Early Tree Care

Our staff and volunteer crews make scheduled “house calls” to provide care to street trees during the first three years after they’re planted. (more…)

Two women pruning a tree

Pruning a Gingko in Bernal Heights, November 2006.

Emergency Tree Care

When property owners notify us that street trees we’ve planted require emergency care, we respond. (more…)


FUF staff and volunteers make weekly rounds to find and care for small street trees that have fallen, are leaning, or have other problems. (more…)

Want information about planting a tree on your own? We provide guidance here.

Want information about caring for your own tree? We provide guidance here.

Interested in volunteering to plant or care for street trees? See our Volunteer page to find out how you can help.