Welcome to saveSFtrees

Update on 24th Street ficus removals — Sept 2020 (pdf)

In March 2019 BUF proposed removing 77 ficus trees along 24th St.  Through a massive neighborhood investment in time and money, the final result is that only 33 trees will be removed.  More detail in PDF link above, and announcement of the Mission Verde project.   Visit the Campaign page.

24th Street ficus removal hearing, Weds July 15 5PM Board of Appeals (Remote meeting)

3 tree removal cases at Weds June 3, 2020 5PM Board of Appeals Meeting, (Remote)

Plus Josh Klipp’s video presentation, how to connect to the meeting, give Public Comment, and more.

Joy Street tree removal problems and What’s wrong with DPW tree removal hearings?

5 tree removal cases at Weds May 27, 2020 5PM Board of Appeals Meeting, (Remote)

Plus Josh Klipp’s video presentations, how to connect to the meeting, give Public Comment, and more.

Press Release: Public Works Expediting Tree Removals in Violation of the Law

May 7, 2020  Click here for the letter to the SF City Attorney alleging DPW illegalities.

Save the 24th St Ficus trees

This neighborhood is  committed to saving its iconic 47 ficus trees.  They are working on proving that their trees are not a hazard as the City claims.     Click here to contribute to their tree assessment funding campaign.   Donate now.

Protesting Tree Removals 

Click to view  DPW’s tree removals site     Archive of DPW tree removals
saveSFtrees’ Current tree removals — updated weekly, send a one-click protest email!
By law, the DPW’s Bureau of Urban Forestry (BUF) must post street trees to be removed with a Removal Notice.  SF residents may protest the removals, and give their reasons at a public hearing.  How to protest a tree removal.

Report a street tree problem.  Call 3-1-1 or visit sf311.org — category “Tree Maintenance”.

Data: Look here for: Google maps of SF trees, studies of the EveryTreeSF 2017 citywide survey, tree databases and more.

As this site develops, it will offer news, data, and events that will protect and grow San Francisco’s urban canopy.