Whether it’s a tree in a public or private space, in a sidewalk, a park, or a backyard, all are part of our urban forest. Each can play an important role in improving our quality of life and the environmental health of our city.
The Landmark Tree program identifies and preserves the City’s best trees. Trees are evaluated individually using a set of criteria that includes the tree’s rarity as well as its ecological, historical, social, or aesthetic contributions to San Francisco’s landscape. Due to their exceptional contributions, those deemed the best trees receive the highest level of protection afforded to San Francisco trees.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.