San Francisco non-profit Friends of the Urban Forest celebrated their 30 year anniversary last month. As part of their celebration, they recently revisited their first plantings (around 80 different sites) to see how they’re doing.
Overall, the trees have had a 75% survival rate!
That’s pretty impressive. It’s a testament to how important community involvement is to the planting and success of urban trees. This will continue to be the case, as more and more of the responsibility for tree care falls to homeowners.
Nice job, Friends of the Urban Forest staff and volunteers! See the entire set of 30 year old trees on on their Flickr Stream.
Images: All photos by Lisa Guide, courtesy of FUF