Urban Forestry Council

The Urban Forestry Council advises city departments, including the Board of Supervisors and the mayor. Its tasks are to:

  • Develop a comprehensive urban forest plan, educate the public
  • Develop tree-care standards; identify funding needs, staffing needs, and opportunities for urban forest programs
  • Secure adequate resources for urban forest programs
  • Facilitate coordination of tree-management responsibilities among agencies; and report on the state of the urban forest.

The Urban Forestry Council meets:

  • Fourth Friday in January, March, May and September at 8:30 a.m. in City Hall, Room 400;
  • Fourth Tuesday in February, June, August and October at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall, Room 416;
  • Second Friday in December at 8:30 a.m. in City Hall, Room 400.  

Please note that the Urban Forestry Council meeting scheduled for May 26, 2023, at 8:30 a.m., has been rescheduled to May 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

City Hall is located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102.

The Planning and Funding Committee meets:

  • First Tuesday of each month starting at 4:00 p.m. with the exception of November. There will not be a meeting in November. The Committee meets at:
    Planning Department Offices
    1650 Mission Street, Room 400
    San Francisco, 94103.

Please note that the Planning and Funding Committee meeting scheduled for July 4, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., has been canceled. In addition, the Planning and Funding Committee meeting scheduled for September 5, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., has been rescheduled to September 12, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.

The Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee meets:

  • As needed on the first Thursday of the month starting at 4:15 p.m.:
    City Hall, Room 421
    1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
    San Francisco, CA 94102.

Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes





To reach the Urban Forestry Council, call the front desk at (415) 355-3700.  The Urban Forestry Council office is at 1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please bring photo identification to gain admittance to the office.