Free trees for San Francisco


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Friends of the Urban Forest makes it easy for San Franciscans to get new trees near their property.

Want a new tree? Click here to request one! 

Have questions? Drop us an email or give us a ring at 415-268-0772.

Upcoming Community Plantings

Neighborhood Planting Date Request Deadline Neighborhood Page
OMI July 20 June 8
Outer Sunset July 27 June 15
Portola August 17 July 6
Bayview August 24 July 3
Visitacion Valley September 7 July 17
Haight/Cole Valley September 21 July 31

What does the community tree planting program include?

  • Your tree is planted at no cost to you (including concrete removal).
  • You can choose your tree from a list of city-approved options.
  • You can be part of the process: help plant your tree and work with your neighbors to determine the future look and feel of your neighborhood.
  • StreetTreeSF is responsible for pruning mature street trees and repairing tree-related sidewalk damage. Click here for details.

Why should I request a street tree?

Street trees provide you, your neighbors, and all San Franciscans with many benefits:

What if there’s already an empty tree basin adjacent to my property?

You’re required to plant a tree in the basin unless it doesn’t comply with city code (if you’re unsure, we can advise you). Take this opportunity to get a new tree with FUF and choose the species. Click here to request a new tree for your empty basin, or click here to learn more about our process for planting “replacement” trees in empty basins.