Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) started planting trees on the streets of San Francisco back in the early 80’s. Today they have planted more than 48,000 trees. That’s more than 40% of the trees you see throughout the city. We like this. The trees clean the air, help with storm water run-off, provide homes for birds, and beautify the city.

But, like most things, there’s still work to be done. A lot of work. San Francisco is falling short when it comes to cities of its size and trees. Yup, when it comes to trees we are lagging.

Thankfully FUF is leading the charge and you can help too. Go here to check out Friends of the Urban Forest and find out how.

High five!