San Francisco Department of the Environment

Green Your Holidays with a Future City Tree

sfe_uf_family_tree_decorate_closeup.jpgStart a green holiday tradition!

Reduce your carbon footprint and increase San Francisco's tree canopy by fostering a living tree for your holiday celebrations. 

Green Holiday Trees are future San Francisco street trees that are grown and planted by Friends of the Urban Forest. After they green your holidays, they will provide environmental benefits in San Francisco by capturing carbon, cleaning the air, reducing stormwater runoff, and providing wildlife habitat.

Please note: This program is only available to residents and businesses in San Francisco.

SOLD OUT for 2018

What: 3'-6' tall non-traditional holiday trees that are appropriate for San Francisco's climate.

Price: $95 tax-deductible donation to Friends of the Urban Forest.


Trees will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Pick up your tree early for the best selection! Bring your photo-ID when picking up if you pre-order online.

Return: Returning your tree is easy with these options:

SOLD OUT for 2018

Additional Information

Green Tree Care Instructions (PDF)
Why get a living tree? (Comparing Living Trees to Cut Trees and Artificial Trees)

Order Questions: Contact Atalanta Kyriazi, Friends of the Urban Forest at 415-268-0772 or email