{sf} urban forest friends

January 30, 2016

When I first moved to San Francisco, I noticed that there were quite a few trees planted along sidewalks. I thought this was great because it gave me a spot to stand while waiting for the bus. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that these individual trees bore signage. The signs indicated that these trees had been planted by Friends of the Urban Forest. According to their website, “Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This ‘green infrastructure’ improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, raising property values and reducing polluted stormwater runoff.” The program started in 1981 and since then has helped plant more than 50,000 trees in the City! That’s almost half of the City’s street tree canopy.Of course, there’s still a long road ahead of us in terms of planting more trees in the City, but I’d say this group is headed in the right direction!

FUF signage

Tree planted by FUF

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