San Francisco is touted as a green city, but when it comes to caring for trees, what’s lacking is the green.
Funding for tree maintenance has long challenged The City even as it has pushed for aggressive tree planting. For years, the failure to adequately fund tree upkeep has haunted city officials, but there’s been little progress. Read More
San Francisco police towed several cars safely away from potentially hazardous trees across the street from UC San Francisco property, on the south side of Clarendon Avenue near Christopher Street, earlier this month.
The property was under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Parks Department, but UCSF spokeswoman Barbara Bagot-Lopez said the university tries to keep watch of all dangerous situations. Read More
North Fair Oaks residents are fighting plans to remove a nearly 300-year-old valley oak tree to make way for a water pipeline project.
The tree, which was nicknamed Granny by the residents of 15th Avenue who are trying to save it, stands in the path of a $4.6 billion project to seismically upgrade the Hetch Hetchy water supply system. Read More
More than two years after a tree that already had been reported as dangerous fell on a woman in Stern Grove, the Recreation and Park Department has adopted a proactive strategy to address distressed trees. Read More
First, The City’s municipal complaint line started receiving anonymous calls about views being blocked by trees in a triangular median.
Then, neighbors awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of chain saws and ran out to find large chunks of a 70-year-old Monterey pine missing and men with power tools running away. Read More
Some people may question a day job that requires standing at the edge of a steep hillside while grasping onto a growling chain saw.But that’s just a day at the office for San Francisco’s arborists.
On Wednesday, three veteran arborists with the Department of Public Works appeared unfazed as they cut into trees that had grown awkwardly out of an acacia tree stump on a daunting Telegraph Hill slope. Read More
The professor at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry specializes in Christmas trees. He is scheduled to speak at a Christmas tree workshop Saturday at the Whole Foods Market in Redwood City.What do you look for when you purchase a Christmas tree? The first thing I think about is bringing home a really good, fresh tree. If you bring home the right tree, it stays fresh longer in the home — assuming you take care of it. Read More
The fight was about two trees on Polk Street, and it appears they won.
There were plans to fell the more than 20-year-old ficus macrocarpa “Nitida” trees as a part of San Francisco’s Great Street program, which is designed to improve the look of roads around The City. Read More
UC Berkeley on Friday began tearing down oak trees next to Memorial Stadium as the first step in a project to build a news sports training center adjacent to the stadium, university spokesman Dan Mogulof said.
Mogulof said that the university would only be "pruning" trees in the wake of a court ruling on Thursday that allowed the university to go forward with the project after a 20-month legal battle. Read More