Outer Richmond Community Planting

Outer Richmond community planting July 21, 2018

***This event is now closed for new applications.  We are always accepting new applications for future plantings.  Submit your application Today!***

Planting Leader Barry working with volunteers to plant a street tree.

FUF is planting FREE STREET TREES in Outer Richmond. All trees will be planted and pruned free-of-charge. Property owners can choose the types of trees that will be planted on the sidewalk. Sign up for a tree and help support this community greening event.

To contribute to the cost of this planting, donate here

To help plant trees at the community event, RSVP here

Click here to sign up for a tree


Tree Species Choice Deadline: July 6, 2018 (please submit your #1 and #2 choice)

Final Marking Tree Locations: July 6, 2018 – final tree locations will be marked in green

Tree Delivery: July 20, 2018

Planting Date: July 21, 2018

Click here for a printable version of the planting calendar.

Want to choose your tree?

Take a look at our Outer Richmond Species List to pick out a tree that is suitable for your site.  This matrix helps you select a tree that is a good fit for your sidewalk based on the following criteria specific to the planting site:

  • Is your tree on an east-west or north-south oriented street?  East-west streets get more wind exposure so trees planted on these streets need to be more wind tolerant.
  • Are there overhead high voltage wires above your sidewalk?  Look for a yellow “High Voltage” sign on the pole.  Trees under high voltage signs need to be short stature.
  • Is your sidewalk wide enough to accommodate a larger or more spreading tree?

Email Mike@fuf.net to connect with the Planting Manger for this project (certified arborist) who can help you pick out a tree that’s right for you.

How does the planting process work?
In collaboration with neighborhood residents, we organize tree planting events in SF neighborhoods.  On planting day, FUF staff, volunteers, and residents plant trees for themselves and their neighbors–building both community and a stronger urban forest. When we’re done, we relax and celebrate with a potluck lunch.

Why should I plant a FUF tree at my property? 
Trees provide benefits such as cleaning the air, preventing flooding, and raising your property value. FUF is a nonprofit that has planted more than 60,000 trees during 1,000 +community plantings in SF.

Have questions?  Email info@fuf.net

Planting area for July 21 community planting event: