Palm trees in San Francisco. Visitors may ask, “Really?” Yes, says Carla Short, Urban Forester and Certified Arborist, Bureau of Urban Forestry, Department of Public Works in the City and County of San Francisco. These trees are not native to The City but they are a part of our heritage.
In 2005, a new law was passed that allowed trees to be given landmark status. For example, the Canary Island Date Palms in the center of Dolores Street have landmark status. Here is a complete list of landmark trees in The City – www.sftrees.com/citywide.html
If you want to learn more about “greening” The City, or take a very unique tour of the trees in The City, check out Friends of the Urban Forest,
www.fuf.net.To receive a newsletter and be given advance notice of their popular tree tours, you can sign up for a membership –
Also check out their version of an adopt-a-tree program called “Tree Tributes.” The holidays are coming and this works well for the person who has everything.