From Sup. Scott Wiener:
Maintaining Our Street Trees and Park Trees
We don’t devote nearly enough resources to maintenance of our City’s urban forest. As a result, our park trees are rarely inspected – which can create safety hazards – and the City is gradually turning over responsibility for street trees to adjacent property owners who may or may not want the trees or know how to care for them properly. I am working with var! ious stakeholders to see if we can create a sustainable funding stream for our street and park trees, to ensure that they are properly maintained and that property owners are not required to care for trees unless they want to.
In the meantime, for more information about DPW’s tree maintenance plan, including the transfer of responsibility for certain trees to adjacent property owners, click here. In addition, you can contact DPW’s Urban Forestry Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 554-7336.
NOTE: Rec/Park + DPW + GPA will be co-hosting a community meeting on this topic soon