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More Trees For The Northside

The deadline is rapidly approaching for property owners in the Marina, Pacific Heights, and Cow Hollow to apply to receive a street tree as part of a Friends of the Urban Forest project targeted to March 5. People can save almost 75 percent of the tree-planting costs by participating in the program, which is funded by grants, government funding, and private donations.

About 13.7 percent of San Francisco is covered by trees, according to Friends of the Urban Forest, and that’s not impressive. “San Francisco is one of the least leafy cities in the nation,” the group states. The city might be thought of as a haven for environmental love, but “San Francisco ranks only 17th among the 20 most populous U.S. cities in its tree canopy coverage. The Marina lags well behind, with trees covering a paltry 9.8 percent of its land area.”

To apply or to get further information, residents of Pacific Heights can sign up at fuf.net/pacheights/, and Marina and Cow Hollow residents can sign up at fuf.net/marina/. They can also contact Kyle at [email protected] or 415-268-0772.

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