News for Urban Forestry

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Trees are a vital component of the ecosystem - especially in a city. They filter stormwater, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases, help save energy, increase property values, provide wildlife habitat, improve public safety, and benefit human health. San Francisco’s urban forest includes about 669,000 trees, covering 12 percent of the City's surface area.

- SF Environment Press Release
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For a limited time, the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Friends of the Urban Forest are offering live, potted trees for the holidays...
- SF Environment Update
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Many San Franciscans travel through the Ney Street neighborhood on the way to the 280 and 101 freeways. But the Ney Street neighborhood isn’t just a...