Some news about tree care from Friends of the Urban Forest.
The Biophile: Who you gonna call?
As of July 1 the City of San Francisco has taken over responsibility for the care and maintenance of all street trees and repair of tree-related sidewalk damage. But individual tree lovers can still play a role in keeping our urban forest healthy and safe.
As you walk around the city, you may occasionally notice a sidewalk buckled by tree roots; a broken or unstable branch; a low branch interfering with pedestrians or street traffic; a diseased, dying, or dead tree; a tree basin that’s empty or has a stump where a new tree can be planted; or failing hardware (such as broken stakes) around a young tree. Report it!
You can call the City’s Bureau of Urban Forestryat 415-554-6700 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can contact SF311, the City’s customer service department, by calling 311 from any phone that has a number in the 415 area code (otherwise call them at 415-701-2311). You can also use the SF311 app on any smartphone. Or go to the “new request” page on their website, scroll to “Tree Maintenance,” and click “Service Request.”
If you see a problem with a young tree (under about 15’ high) that we planted (you can tell because our logo appears on stickers on the supporting crossbraces), contact the Tree Care Hotline at Friends of the Urban Forest at 415-268-0774 or email@example.com
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