Become a Tree Planter Leader

Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This “green infrastructure” improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, raising property values, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 48,000 trees, totaling 43% of the city’s street tree canopy.

FUF will be hosting a new round of Planter Leader Training in the beginning of October where you will learn the skills needed to lead a mini-group at a community planting. This event is open to brand new people and seasoned volunteers and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about tree installation and pruning in general.

The trainings will cover a variety of topics, include food and drinks, and be held at the following times:

Thur, Oct 2 | 6–8pm | FUF Headquarters, 1007 General Kennedy Ave, Ste 1, San Francisco, CA

  • Fundamentals of being a planting leader
  • How community plantings work

Sat, Oct 4 | 10am–12:30pm | 75 Brady St., San Francisco

  • Put your new knowledge to use and practice planting trees!
  • Lean the proper techniques of installing hardware
  • A mini-lesson on pruning

Visit FUF’s website for more information on their work and contact Caitlin Moon with any questions.

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