San Francisco Bureau of Urban Forestry beautifies the Trees of the City

Lee Heidhues –  Photos 4.15.2022

Last October 24 our Street Tree was thrown off its mooring during the ferocious Atmospheric River which hit San Francisco and deluged the City with the biggest downpour in decades.

The City is responsible for maintaining thousands of street trees, many of which were damaged during the Storm. We filed a request with the Bureau of Urban Forestry which is  responsible for maintaining urban foliage. It took several months negotiating with City Hall bureaucracy. It was worth the wait.

Urban Forestry manager Jason spent two hours securing the tree, putting down new stakes and providing me with solid advice on how to care for our now five year old Street Tree.

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NO STOPPING
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Bureau of Urban Forestry arrives on the job site
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Putting the Street Tree upright
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Jason secures the Street Tree
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Jason at work
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Jason takes a look
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Dig it
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Street Tree roots
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Digging around the base of the Street Tree
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Jason inspecting the Street Tree
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Staking the Street Tree
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Dropping the stakes into the ground
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Making the right fit
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Securing the new stakes
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Jason checks his work
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Packing up

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The newly secured Street Tree