Friends of the Urban Forest is excited to announce that they have secured a historic amount of funding for tree planting in San Francisco!
The funding from the City’s Budget & Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors is the first step in ensuring that all the 2,500 trees that have already been removed, and the 4,000 more trees that will be removed over the next two years will be replaced with healthy new trees. Additionally, funding will go toward regularly watering the new trees for three years to ensure they survive the critical “establishment” period. This funding will soon be approved by the full Board of Supervisors and the city’s Mayor. This is great news for all San Franciscans, and a home run for the community of urban foresters and tree lovers!
Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhoods plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco, CA. This “green infrastructure” improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. FUF has brought communities together to plant more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of the city’s street tree canopy. To learn more about the programs, volunteer opportunities and services provided by Friends of the Urban Forest visit their website: https://www.fuf.net