This year, get a future street tree for the holidays!
Green your holiday celebrations with a living, potted tree, hand-picked to thrive on San Francisco's streets. Return the tree after the holidays, and Friends of the Urban Forest will plant it in a neighborhood that needs more trees (and you can participate in the planting if you like).
Green Holiday Trees reduce waste and post-holiday litter. After they’re planted on the streets of San Francisco, they clean the air, reduce storm-water runoff into the Ocean and Bay, and provide wildlife habitat.
Trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and include magnolia, olive and primrose – all great for our city. For a tax-deductible $75 donation to Friends of the Urban Forest, you get a fine tree for the holidays – and you make the city greener!'
Living Holiday Trees
What: 3'-6' tall non-traditional holiday trees (magnolia, olive, primrose, and other trees that are good for San Francisco's streets)
When: Pick up your tree on Sunday, December 6 from noon-4pm.
Where: 3338 17th Street near Valencia (the Green Christmas Tree Lot will be at the Matter of Trust Eco-Center).
Pick-ups after December 6: You may also pick up your tree at the Friends of the Urban Forest offices from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, from December 7th-18th. Trees will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Pick up your tree early for the best selection!
Why: Living trees are the best holiday option, if you have a place to plant them afterwards. Adopt a Green Christmas tree to green your home, green your streets, and green the next generation!
Returning your tree is easy! You can drop it off at Friends of the Urban Forest's offices after the holiday season is over or, for a small fee, they will come to your house to retrieve it.
Did You Know?
Program Questions: Contact Mei Ling Hui, SF Environment at (415) 355-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Questions: Contact Phil Pierce, Friends of the Urban Forest at 415-268-0773 or Phil@fuf.net.
View photos from past events: Friends of the Urban Forest and SF Environment.