This is a step-by-step guide to getting a tree planted in your sidewalk in San Francisco. And no, you don't have to own your home to plant a tree. Renters are perfectly eligible too. In fact, the more people planting street trees, the better.
To get a tree planted, you can either deal with the city permitting process and actual planting and maintenance yourself
, which tends to be fairly involved. Or, you can use the excellent Friends of the Urban Forest
(FUF), a San Francisco non-profit that cuts through the red tape for you. This guide is for the wise people who choose the latter.
To plant a tree, you will need:
=> To live in San Francisco
=> A phone or e-mail
=> $165 (fee changes, but this is the current cost)
=> Piece of chalk
=> Food or drink to bring to the potluck
=> A willingness to water your tree weekly
Planting a tree in your neighborhood is an item on Neighbors Project's Neighbors Checklist
This guide was made with the help of Friends of the Urban Forest