Urban Forestry Program Overview

The Urban Forest program at SF Environment seeks to promote a healthier and more sustainable urban forest in San Francisco. We do this by supporting the Urban Forestry Council and improving City policies related to forestry programs. We also create and promote educational and outreach programs.

Our projects include the development of an easy-to-use Pruning Guide based on the City’s Adopting Pruning Standards, the Dreaming of a Green Christmas program, and the application process for the City’s Landmark Tree program.

The management of San Francisco’s public trees is spread between many City agencies, nonprofits, and private property owners. Through our work coordinating and supporting the Urban Forestry Council, we provide a collaborative platform for City agencies, local nonprofits, field professionals, and City residents to work towards solutions for improving the size and health of our urban forest.

Click here for upcoming meeting agendas of the Forestry Council.

Click here for past meeting agendas of the Urban Forestry Council, or for committees, notices and minutes.