Thursday: Drink Wine, Learn How to Get a New Tree


Kyle Lemie from Friends of the Urban Forest says now is the time to sign up to have a tree planted in front of your glamorous Bernal home:

There’s a Bernal Heights Tree Planting Happy Hour on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

The deadline to sign up to get a new tree May 25, 2016.

Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) is a non-profit organization that helps San Francisco residents get new trees on their blocks, and covers most of the costs. They have planted over 50k trees in San Francisco, but we still have more work to do.

There is a community tree planting happening in Bernal Heights this July, and FUF has raised money to subsidize tree planting for local residents. FUF can help you plant a tree in the sidewalk or yard in front of your home and FUFwill come back for 3 – 5 years of follow-up tree care.

We are kicking things off with a community happy hour on Thursday, May 5th, at 7pm at Charlie’s place at 548 Precita Ave (near Florida St.). We will have wine and cheese and discuss how we can get more trees in our neighborhood.

If you want a tree planted at your house, Sign up now for a free, no-obligation site visit. The deadline to get on the list is May 25th, 2016!  To participate in the July community planting, and to learn more about FUF’s work in the Mission click here.

If you cannot get a new tree but would like to volunteer for the July Planting sign up here.

Contact Kyle from FUF with any questions: or (415) 268 – 0772

Why should you plant a FUF tree at your property? Trees provide benefits such as:

– Cleaning the air
– Preventing flooding
– Reduce Crime
– Promote exercise
– Absorb Traffic Noise and increase privacy
– Build neighborhood and civic pride”

PHOTO: Tree planting, courtesy of FUF