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Nonproﬁt Organization U.S. Postage P A I D Our members and donors make it possible Friends of the Urban Forest Presidio of San Francisco www.fuf.net, 415-561-6890 Building 1007 San Francisco, CA Permit No.13997 for us to do our work. Thank you for your P.O. Box 29456 San Francisco, CA 94129-0456 Address Service Requested support and conﬁdence. Summary of Audited Public Partners Bay Area Urban Forest Council • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection • Office of Mayor Gavin Newsom • Mayor's Office of Community Development • Mayor's Office of Neigh- Financial as of borhood Services • SF Board of Supervisors • SF Department of the Environment • SF Department of Parking & Traffic • SF Department of Public Works • SF Green Vision Council • SF Office of City Greening • SF Recreation & Park Department • SF Public Utilities Commission • SF Unified School District • SF Urban Forestry Council December 31, 2006 Foundation Partners Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund • Thom Hays-Mary Ann Hays Family Foundation • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation• Humanist Foundation • Hung On Tong Society • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation • Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation • The Mortenson Family Foundation • Louise & Claude Rosenberg Jr. Family Foundation • The Sher-Right Fund • The Dale Stancliff Fund The Newsletter for S an Francisco Bay Area Tree Enthusiasts • Tikkun Olam - Healing of the World • Tree Canada Foundation • W.O.O.D. Foundation • Wallis Foundation • The Mary Wohlford Foundation • Charlotte & Arthur Zitrin Foundation Community Partners Revenue & Support 25th Avenue Neighborhood Association • A Living Library • Alliance for Community Trees • American Public Gardens Association • Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology (BAYCAT) • Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco - Excelsior Clubhouse • Brower Youth Awards • California ReLeaf • Community Thrift Store • Craigslist Foundation • Double Rock Community Garden • Dunsmore Garden Project • Friends of Noe Valley • Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Assn • Green Connect • Green Schoolyard Alliance • Groundspring • Hayes Valley Neighborhood Associa- Foundations Tree Care Chronicles Interest and Other 8% tion • Hunters Point Family • Japan Pacific Resource Network • Jewish Vocational Services • Katherine Michiels School • Lakeshore Elementary School • Liberty Hill Residents Associations • 1% Permeable Sidewalks Livable City • Lower Polk Association • Neighborhood Parks Council • Noe Valley Association • PlantSF • Quesada Gardens Initiative • Roxie Food Center • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital • Corporations Program Services 5% San Francisco Beautiful • San Francisco Bike Coalition • SF Clean City Coalition • San Jose/Guerrero Coalition • Strybing Arboretum • Tenderloin Central Business District • UC Berkeley Sick Plant 9% Clinic • Upper Noe Neighbors • Vis Valley Greenway • Willie Brown Academy Friends of the Urban Forest Business Partners Summer 2007 Adobe • All Star Consulting • American Century Investments • Autodesk • Barclay's Global Investors • Barking Cats Productions • Bartlett Tree Experts • Bay Bread Boulangeries • Bay Horticulture • Bently Holdings • BergDavis Public Affairs • BJ Droubi & Co. • Boulette's Larder • CafÈ Que Tal • Cagwin & Dorward • CapirasoBing Consulting • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. • Christopher Campbell Tree Design • Citigroup • City Trees • Cole Hardware • Dale Scott & Company • David Baker Associates • Deep Root • Deutsche Bank Securities • Devine Properties • Environmental Science • Associates • Equidex, Inc. • Esurance • FactSet Research Systems • FinePrint Software, LLC • Flora Grubb Gardens • GESD Capital Partners • Ghirardelli Chocolate Individuals Company • Giant Robot San Francisco • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP • Goodscapes • Green Zebra • The Home Depot Foundation • Guy Kornblum & Associates • Hortica • InfoWorld Media 37% Government 40% (SF City 24%, CA State 16%) Group • Joie de Vivre Hospitality • Joseph Cozza Salon • Kevin Hart Architecture • Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine • Kutches Tree Company • Latham & Watkins LLP • Levi Strauss • Linden Research, Inc. • Madrone Lounge Pacific Union Real Estate Community Fund • Marston Associates • Palm • Merrill Lynch • Parnassus Investments • Mineral Acquisition Partners, Inc. • Peet's Coffee & Tea • Mitchell's Ice Cream, Inc. • Pisces, Inc • • Professional Research Consulting NBS • Pacific Gas and Electric Company • Rainbow Grocery Cooperative • Pacific Nurseries • Robert • Treescapes is produced by Friends of the Urban Forest to provide infor- by Mary Ellen Hannibal Vision Quest mation and education in a broad Frear Architects, Inc. Rock and Rose + Birkmyer Safeway at 4th & King Safeway Stores, Inc. San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market Seven Hills Properties, LLC Shartsis, Friese “Board of directors” • • • • • • environmental context for the care & Ginsburg • Sports Basement • Sterling Art Services • Gymboree Corporation • Mechanics Bank • The Urban Farmer • Union Bank of California • Urban Farmer Store • Vehicle Donation and growth of our urban forest. FUF, Processing Center • Waldeck's • Wells Fargo • Working Assets • Zephyr Real Estate San Francisco’s citizen urban forestry Expenses Special Thanks to Esurance organization, was founded in 1981. We offer ﬁnancial, technical and practical assistance to individuals General & and neighborhood groups who wish Administration 14% to plant and care for trees. Regular Fundraising $5,000 and up memberships begin at $30. All 9% Mark Dwight • Steve & Nancy Grand • George Miller & Janet McKinley • Grace & Steven Voorhis contributions are tax deductible. sounds like a bunch of grim-faced people sitting stonily around a conference table in an airless room. Board of Directors $1,000-4,999 Cynthia Anderson & Gary Anderson • Tom Baumgartner • Ms. Marian H. Beard & Mr. Daniel G. Wehmeier • Richard Beleson & Kim Lam Beleson • Mr. Scott Belser • Andrea & Thomas Claburn • Mr. President In fact, any vibrant company or nonprofit has an equally dynamic board of directors. While the ages Programs Gregory J. Conklin • Ms. Penelope Douglas & Mr. Jim Harrigan • Carlos Flores Hamilton & Mr. Tim Hemmeter • Kristin Harrington & Eugene Yim • Amy John Headley • Daniel Healy & Gerry LaBuda • William R. Hearst III • Jacqueline & Thomas Kilian • Mr. Harold C. Kirker • Mr. • Ms. Emily Frost • Marsha Gale • Laura Glatstein • Allen Grossman & Pat Grossman • Tony C. Guilfoyle • Ms. Amanda Mike Marshall of board members don’t necessarily fit the profile, this group functions like a council of tribal elders. 77% Secretary Steve Kopff • Mr. Neil Koris • Michael Kossman • Robert E. La Blanc & Elizabeth Anne La Blanc Pritzker • Thomas & Shelagh Rohlen • James Sandler • John Scharffenberger • Deborah G. Seymour • Pat Skala • Patricia Stone • Elizabeth Strain & David Strain • Anne Stuhldreher & Timothy Wirth • Hon. Mark Leno • Naomi Mahoney & Theodore Tilles • Vishal & Hilary Makhijani • Lisa & John Alexander Davis A board makes sure an organization has the wherewithal to meet its immediate goals, and oversees Chair of Board Resources Mr. Mike J. Sullivan & Mr. Paul Loeffler Susan Sutherland • Theodore & Phyllis Swindells • Patti Tsai • Mr. Albert W. Wald • Lee & Margaret Zeigler • • Bonnie Guttman the general direction and even spirit of a company. FUF has a pretty straightforward mission to plant $500-999 Chair of Development Eduardo Aliaga • Ms. Brenda M. Altman • Ms. Judith Avery • Kate Banfield & Jason Banfield • Charles M. Barnett • Mr. Alvin H. Baum, Jr. • Diane Benjamin • Mr. William I. Bernell • Nordin Anne Hector trees and build community. Yet periodically our concept of ourselves needs to be reviewed. FUF’s & Donna Blacker • Ms. Nancy L. Blair • Kathryn & John Blum • Ms. Joan Bolduc & Ms. Marie Kelzer • Kristin Brewe • Dr. Timothy L. Bridge • Steven Brotherton • Jonathan Bulkley • Jose Chair of Finance Capitan & Barbara Capitan • Giuseepe & Anna Ciaravino • Mr. & Mrs. David Clark • Theresa Cole & Eric LeBoa • Ms. Leslie Crawford & Mr. Steve Fox • Walter Crump • Kristen & Jeff Daniel Greg Conklin board of directors makes sure our goals are the right ones at the right time. Alexander Davis & Evette Davis Noel E. Ellman Nancy & Robert Farese Michael & Maya Farrah Bonnie Fisher & Boris Dramov Mr. James Frankel & Ms. Louise Frankel Kevin Treasurer Income Statement Summary • • • • • • • Gardiner • Mr. Stan Grgich • Pete Hartigan • Remy Hathaway • David B. Hecht & Laura Hecht • Susan Herzig & Paul M. Hertzmann • Chris Holland • Rob Hulteng • Su-Chen Hung • Nicholas Cho Chan Igneri & Kevin Feather • Douglas R. Johnson • Jonathan Joseph • Ms. Linda G. Kendall • Josephine Kennedy • Mardi Kildebeck • Rachel Kish • Ms. Kathy Klausner & Mr. Beni Strebel • Dorothy FUF is at a challenging, but exciting juncture, full Cortez). “The benefits of an urban forest are so of the opinion that the nonprofit will do a better Chair of Programs Revenue & Support Knecht • Mr. Chip Koch & Ms. Patricia Stone • Mr. Randall Laroche & Mr. David Laudon • Toby & Gerry Levine • Michael Light • W. Thomas Lockard & Alix Marduel • Judith Lucius • Ann Walter Crump, Jr. of threat and promise. In the last five years, our multi-layered, so central to healthy communities. job with the resources.” Ludwig & Karl Ludwig • Ms. Gina Luzzi & Ms. Michelle Weston • Heather Marlow • Andrew Martinez-Fonts • Leigh Matthes • Judith & Kim Maxwell • Peter & Elizabeth Meier • Katherine Foundations $94,032 (8%) Marina Cazorla, Gregory Conklin, government funding has been reduced from I see FUF only getting better and more ambitious, Michiels • Jaideep Mulherkar • Esther Nichol & Charles Nichol • Anurag Nigam • Laura L. Norrell • Karen O'Brien • Melva & James Pante • Will & Julia Parish • Nita Patel • Regina Phelps • Catherine Elliot, Eric Ethington, “After 25 years of street tree planting, FUF Corporations $65,055 (5%) Mr. Frank Raye • Jutta Reichert • Jonathan Richman & Nicole Montalbano • Richard & Barbara Rosenberg • Rita D. Roti • Charles J. Scarcello • Sharon & Lawrence Scuitto • Olivia E Sears • Anne Hector, Sheila Kiernan, 61 percent to 38 percent, while our budget has and at a crucial time when local solutions are Mr. Tim Seufert & Ms. Yolanda Molette • Brian K. Standing • Ms. Suzanne Stassevitch & Mr. Jim Friedman • Emily Stauffer • Gary & Kamala Sulentic-Mostert • Leslie Sullenger & Tim White Fran Martin, Anu Nigam, Mireille needs to re-evaluate the definition of the urban Individuals $447,675 (37%) Schwartz, Tim Seufert, grown from $1 million per annum to $1.3 m. Find- among the most rewarding efforts to address • Roselyne C. Swig • Jared Vermeil & Ragnar von Schiber • Isabel Wade & Jan Chernoff • Mr. Larry Wasserman • Nadine Weil • Karen H. Wickre • David Wilson • William Woodruff • Mr. Tim Liz Westover forest, and what role we have in promoting Government $467,907 (40%) A. Woodward & Ms. Maggie Woodward ing creative ways to get more solid financial sup- broader environmental and social problems.” and protecting it.” So says new board president (SF City 24%, CA State 16%) Advisory Committee port, while at the same time reducing the amount $250-499 Brenda Altman, Scott Belser, Frank FUF enjoys a positive name-recognition perhaps Mike Marshall, who consults to nonprofits on Program Services $117,096 (9%) Arienne Adamcikolva & Andrew Rostaing • F. Farrow Adamson • Jessica S. Anderson • Thorsten Anderson • Christi Azevedo & Katherine Catlos • John Banczak • Ms. Judith C. Barker & Ms. Linda Fredericks, Linda Liebelt, Ann K. of time and personnel we have to spend in rais- Mitteness • Chris Bartle & Erin Glassman • James & Heather Beal • Brian & Kathleen Bean • Bob Bednarz • Mr. Richard Bennett • Louise Berhau & Paolo Nicosia • Bill Berkson & Constance M. like no other nonprofit in the city; San Francis- fundraising and strategic planning, sees “exciting Interest and Other $15,890 (1%) Ludwig, Regina Phelps, Michael ing it, is a priority. Even faced with this challenge, Lewallen • Jack Bernstine • Mary C. Betlach • Mr. Gary Beuschel & Dr. John Kruse • Mr. Alan C. Billingsley • Karen M. Birks • Ms. Linda Blacketer • Jeff & Cecile Bodington • Amy Jean Boebel • Mr. Sullivan, Michael Yannetta cans are overwhelmingly positive about our work. greening initiatives around the country, which Total Revenue & Support $1,207,655 (100%) Walter Bowman • John F. Brown • Lisa Brown & Daniel Handler • Michelle F. Browner • Darryl Burgess • Jeremy E. Burnett • Mr. John Calaway • Tom Cantrell & Robert F. Lane • Bloum Cardenas & FUF is stronger than ever. We celebrated our 25th Andre Cardenas • Ms. Christine Cariati & Mr. Cliff Gerrish • Aldo Carobene • Carla Carpentier • J. Scott Case & Scott Elaine Case • William A. Caston, III • Jean Chang • Linda J. Chaput • Mr. Peter G. Sta≈ While we ponder ways to broaden the reach of are potentially transferable here. Specifically, Chase • Ms. Alicia Chazen • Ms. Eleanor A. Clayton • Annette M. Clear & Michael Begert • Mr. Bruce Cohen & Ms. Gale Mondry • Daniel Cohen • Dr. Seymour I. Cohen • Mario Cole • Danielle Conrad Executive Director anniversary last year, and again raised the roof this emotional capital, we are also tasked with I think the board is interested in engaging the Expenses & Hemant H. Shah • Elizabeth Corden & Kenneth Shannon • Shirley Costello • Mr. Clifford A. Cranna, Jr. • Bradford Crowell • Ann & Walter Crump, Sr. • Michael & Patricia Damsgaard • Bruce N. Davis Kelly Quirke again this year with Arcadia, our annual fund-rais- • Evie & Matt Davis • Ms. Laureen De Buono • Tara Delaney • Zack Derich & Thais Derich • Helen & Raj Desai • Karen Donovan & Robert Aydlett • Renita L. Drake • B.J. Droubi • Diane DuBois • Mr. ext. 107, firstname.lastname@example.org fulfilling concrete responsibilities. FUF has planted city in greening backyards, in landscaping more Programs $939,214 (77%) er (see page 2). Awareness of greening is at an & Mrs. Brendan Dyson • Horacio Estrada & Stewart F. McDonald • Dr. Paul Feigenbaum & Dr. Judy Kemeny • Scott Ferguson & Kate Hanson • Brian L. Ferrall & Laurie K. Poston • George & Susan Program Director over 40,000 trees, which is stupendous; yet there public space, in creating rooftop gardens. We General & Administration $175,758 (14%) Fesus • Mr. & Mrs. John J. Fisher • Jim Flanagan • Ms. MaryStella Flynn • Sara Flynn & Don Libbey • Donald J. Frediani & Renata Gasperi • Edward & Pat Friedrichs • Mr. James Frost & Ms. Janet Schek Doug Wildman all-time high, and FUF is uniquely situated to help Frost • Allison Geballe • Fif Ghobadian • Casey & Keith Giarman • Diane Gibson • Gillian Gillett • Mr. Paul Gillis & Dr. JoAnn Gillis • Kimberly Ginther-Webster & William C. Webster • Lalena Porro Goard ext. 109, email@example.com are sites in the city for triple the amount. At the definitely want to expand our advocacy and Fundraising $143,327 (9%) people make a concrete difference. & Craig Goard • William W. Godward • Derek Gordon & Arturo Fernandez • Ms. Suzanne M. Gorte • Susan Green & David Thompson • Leah Greenblat • Ray Greenwell • Sallie & Dick Griffith • Mr. Planting Managers same time it has become clear in urban forestry education efforts.” Total Expenses $1,258,299 (100%) Ralph Guggenheim & Ms. Marsha Mignon Guggenheim • Bonnie Guttman • Ms. Shelly Guyer & Mr. Thomas Huntington • Charles S. Haas • Mr. David Harnden & Dr. Susan Bailey • Thomas & Christian Drake ext. 100, firstname.lastname@example.org FUF was essentially founded by its first board all across the country that maintenance is as Gloria Hart • Mr. Sam Haskins • Wynne Hayakawa • Anne Hector • Darian Heyman • Steven Hieger & Francisco Fernandez • Gretchen C. Hillenbrand • Janet Hoffman • John & Molly Hooper • While Kelly Quirke functions as FUF’s governing Theresa & Richard Horrigan • Carolee Houser • Mr. Wade Hover & Ms. Bet Hover • Mathew & Shirley Hudson • Mr. William Hudson • Robert & Judy Huret • Michael Iriarte • Annabelle Ison & Dan Mei Ling Hui of directors, over 25 years ago. Today, our board important as planting for insuring the health Mahoney • Charles & Frances Jackson • Dan Joraanstad & Robert Hermann • Ruth S. Kadish & Morrie Kadish • Elizabeth Kaplan • Monroe and Joanne Kaplan • Laura R. Kaufman • Sara Kaufman • ext. 111, email@example.com intelligence, both setting the scope of our vision Data Administrator is populated with an amazingly diverse group, and longevity of our trees. Mr. Stuart Kaufman • Peter & Nancy Keane • Ms. Adena Kershner & Ms. Mindy Kershner • Kristi Kimball • Ms. Elizabeth King • Robert B. Klausner • Tal Klein • Nancy Klokner & David Wiseblood • and making sure the nuts-and-bolts of the work Damon Knox • Mr. Stephen Koch & Ms. Kathryn Nyrop • Kate Kramer & Sven Thesen • George & Mary Ksander • Jordan & Tara Kurland • Ann La Cosse • John M. Lehnert • Donald Leonard & Brian Tsai all passionate about greening. An accountant, a ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org Two-year board member Tim Seufert, a consultant get done, and while our exemplary staff perform Balance Sheet Summary Marvin Edwards • Asriel Levin & Carmela Charit • • Meagan S. Levitan & Dale Carson Jill & Richard Maisto • Mr. Milton Marks III • Michael & Kristen McCarthy • Stewart McDowell • rebecca mcmullen • Justin McSharry • Lucia Ann McSpadden • William Medigovich & Thomas R. Houran • Elaine Lissner • Mr. Barry Livingston & Mrs. Carol Livingston • Joan Loeffler • Thomas Lorch & Wendy Portnuff Chief Financial Officer lawyer, a technology entrepreneur—the skill sets with local governments across California on responsibilities that range from managing • Sean Meehan • Peter & Caryl Mezey • Dr. Walter Miller • A. Robert Moog • Leslie Morgan • Pat & Nancy Murphy • Margaret D. Nelson & Winston W. Montgomery • Ms. Shirley Osumi • Anneke & Sunder Sujan represent a microcosm of San Francisco. As Assets Jack Oswald • Mr. Lloyd Paff • Mary J. Parrish • Christopher H. Pederson • Christine Pielenz • Cynthia & Dennis Piontkowski • Mrs. Gertrude B. Platt • Beverly Prior • Erik R. Puknys & Colleen Kavanagh ext. 106, email@example.com special financing districts, focuses his contribution plantings to community outreach, the board is executive director Kelly Quirke puts it, “These Current Assets $507,886 • Kelly Quirke • Mr. Willem Racke • Andrew Ramer • Kimberly Reid • Victoria Rideout • John J. Riley • Rich & Michelle Riley • Greg Ritter & Louisa Ritter • Toni & Arthur Rock • Aaron M. Roland • Education Coordinator on “trying to energize the organization towards able to bring an extra level of conceptualization Charles Roppel • Susanna Russo & Dwight Smith • Isabelle Salvadori • Karen Saux & Stephane Saux • Dr. Samuel Scarlett • Anita Susan Schindler • Peter Schmitz & Laurel Elkjer • Mr. Victoria Nancy Strahan are real people, committing time and personal Property and Equipment $19,022 ext. 108, firstname.lastname@example.org diversification of revenue sources with a defined and care to the ongoing question: what are Schwartz & Ms. Mariana Smith • Ms. Dinah P. Shaw • Mr. John A. Sigel • Dylan Simonds • Ms. Gabrielle Solomon & Mr. David Solomon • Ellen Spertus & Keith Golden • Bonnie Spindler • Mr. Scott resources to what they believe in.” Deposits $19,998 Staub • Ms. Paula Steinway • Mr. Robert Stevenson • Marc Straka • Donald Stroh • Sara Anne Syer • Mr. Stephen Taber & Ms. Sarah Taber • Leslie Thieriot • Soledad Thieriot • Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Outreach Coordinator development plan.” we about? The entity of FUF is not just located Tropp • L. Jim Turhaim • Lynne & Bill Twist • Deborah Udin • Francesca Vietor & Mark Hertsgaard • Robert Walker & Jeff Dandurand • Bella Watson • Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Wattis • Patricia M. Weiss • Suzanne Gavin Total Assets $546,906 ext. 101, email@example.com Marina Cazorla has been on FUF’s board for at our offices in the Presidio, but essentially in Cynthia Weldon & James Weldon • Ms. Linda A. Werner & Ms. Nancy Johnson • Linda West & Peter Zadovsky • Sandra Wexler • Bill Wilkinson & Tom Given • Nancy O'Donnell Willis • Claudia Board member Anu Nigram is a “serial entrepre- Wornum • Robin Wright • Mr. Robert C. Wrisley • Mr. Donald L. Wyler & Ms. Susan Wyler • Ms. Carol Yaggy & Ms. Mary Twomey • Mr. Emil Zollinger Tree Care Coordinator almost six years. “I joined the board because every neighborhood of San Francisco where we Ellyn Shea neur” who has been involved in six start-ups. Liabilities & Net Assets ext. 102, firstname.lastname@example.org I was looking for a long-term way to be involved have planted, or will plant, trees. Indeed, the Nigram believes nonprofits are functioning in a Current Liabilities $131,575 Volunteer Services Coordinator in community environmental work. After attending many stakeholders involved in FUF bring to mind Reed Milnes changing environment, and have become “the Net Assets $415,331 ext. 103, email@example.com some plantings and tree maintenance activities, an analogous hive—our executive director, staff, first layer between community and government.” Total Liabilities & Net Assets $546,906 Editor I was sold on being part of such a wonderfully board, and our truly appreciated donors are all Mary Ellen Hannibal Put another way, “people are more willing to give firstname.lastname@example.org tangible and powerful effort.” In her day job, like cooperative bees, venturing far and wide to a nonprofit like FUF to plant trees than they Design Marina has worked on California coastal and on behalf of our organization. Our constituency Ashton Abeck are to pay higher taxes for the government to do www.asab.com marine conservation for over seven years, and is nothing less than the entire, multi-celled the same thing. They are more passionate about has just begun doing the same sort of work community of the city. Printed with soy-based inks having a direct connection to the cause, and are on forest-free paper. on behalf of the Gulf of California (the Sea of Tree Care Chronicles Permeable Sidewalks by Mei Ling Hui, Planting Manager Last year the Permeable Sidewalk Landscaping Permit was passed, Friends of the Urban Forest creating a unique opportunity for increasing greenery in San Francisco. This permit allows property owners to create gardens in the sidewalk by removing strips of concrete along the curb. These gardens have the potential to provide numerous eco- by up to 12 percent. Landscaping has long been shown to significantly increase the value of a property. In some cases, this permit may be the only opportunity a building Removing three-square feet of concrete, the typical size of a sidewalk flag, reduces the amount of rainfall run-off by five gallons for every inch of rain that falls. Annual Report Tree Planting In 2006, FUF planted 1,187 trees, compared to 773 trees planted in 2004. We obtained permits, removed sidewalk concrete, supplied tools and materials, and 2006 logical and economic benefits to our urban environment. owner has to landscape their property. selected, purchased, delivered, and planted the trees. Perhaps most interesting to those of us here at FUF, Studies have shown that plants and landscaped areas can Replacing concrete with plants has distinct environmental these gardens reduce the amount of concrete around a 25 years of tree planting: make us safer, happier, and wealthier. effects. Greenery absorbs heat from the sun, while concrete tree and thus reduce the effect trees and sidewalk have 1607 planted: Bayview Sidewalk gardens have been shown to reduce the speed reflects it back into the atmosphere. This absorption of on each other. This results in both healthier trees and 2853 planted: Bernal Heights of traffic. They create a physical and mental barrier between solar energy reduces the so-called Urban Heat Island effect, in less concrete that needs to be maintained. And while 502 planted: Crocker-Amazon the street and the sidewalk, and help keep pedestrians, a phenomenon which can significantly alter surrounding these garden spaces have the same requirements of 37 planted: Downtown children, and pets out of harm’s way. In creating a street ecosystems and increase the amount of energy used in passable space for pedestrian traffic as trees do, they 1193 planted: Eureka Valley that is evidently more cared for, they can reduce crime. the city. Open areas absorb more rainfall, greatly aiding can be installed in areas where trees can’t be planted 1790 planted: Excelsior Greener sidewalk spaces encourage residents to spend our sewer system to function effectively. In San Francisco’s due to proximity of existing utility lines, street corners, 749 planted: Glen Park more time outside and around their homes, thus increasing sewer system, building waste is mixed with street water or other infrastructure. 504 planted: Haight-Ashbury neighborhood involvement and awareness of activities on runoff before it is processed, or cleaned. In periods of 1628 planted: Hayes Valley In the next issue of Treescapes, Mei Ling will discuss the street. Studies indicate that more plants increase the high rain fall, our sewer system can't handle the volume 844 planted: Hunters Point relevant regulations on permeable sidewalks. amount of time a shopper stays in a commercial district, of water that passes through it. The combined sewage is 1540 planted: Inner Richmond and even increase the amount of money they spend there released directly into the bay without being cleaned. 1692 planted: Inner Sunset 216 planted: Lakeside FUF 2006 Annual Report ED and Board President’s Message 400 planted: Marina 4567 planted: Mission 2719 planted: Mt. Davidson 25 years, 40,000 trees— 507 planted: Nob Hill 2066 planted: Noe Valley 1516 planted: OMI 4 that was our message 1434 planted: Outer Richmond 2056 planted: Outer Sunset 663 planted: Pacific Heights 1 6 for 2006. 783 planted: Parkside 874 planted: Portola 1334 planted: Potrero Hill 385 planted: Presidio Heights In 1981, a handful of dedicated municipal tree advocates with an 68 planted: Presidio of San Francisco inspired vision of a more verdant San Francisco created Friends of 1001 planted: Russian Hill 1995 planted: SOMA the Urban Forest (FUF). In 2006 we, the keepers of that dream, 411 planted: Telegraph Hill 2 3 5 7 celebrated their initiative as well as the achievements of thousands 763 planted: Tenderloin 1. Thad Povey and Janet Bishop 2. Paul Madonna, Joen Madonna, and Kelly Quirke 3. Leigh Matthes and Liz Westover 4. Ellyn Shea and Auctioneer, Risley Sams 5. Kelly Quirke, 79 planted: Twin Peaks Susan MacTavish Best, Jim Buckmaster, and Mike Sullivan 6. Kristin Brewe, Gary Tolman, and Amber Bieg 7. Mark Ulriksen and Kelly Quirke of tree enthusiasts, who have since literally transformed the city. 209 planted: Upper Market Throughout San Francisco, residents and leaders recognized what a 1080 planted: USF 438 planted: Visitacion Valley barren streetscape we’d inhabit today if all these trees—numbering by Amber Bieg The Green Glitterati 781 planted: Western Addition more than all the trees in Golden Gate Park—had not been planted On April 23, Friends of the Urban Forest hosted our Over 100 artists contributed their work, raising $185,000 auction. Auctioneer Risley Sams, assisted by FUF’s very by FUF volunteers. Tree Care bi-annual art auction: Arcadia 2007. Over 500 attendees to plant and maintain trees in San Francisco. Esurance, own Ellyn Shea, kept the bidding rolling. Elated art buyers FUF provided tree care services, including structural paraded down the green carpet to Cal Modern Gallery. Arcadia’s presenting sponsor, led the way, as CEO Gary including FUF board memeber Anne Hector, won their bids pruning, hardware adjustment, and health inspection Moreover, 2006 was the year that the “green train” left the station. Due mostly to the success of for over 1,400 trees. We visited these trees at the Brightly illuminated trees highlighted the usually stark Tolman, and Director of Brand, Kristin Brewe celebrated and celebrated with friends. central Market streetscape with a vision both inspiring with artists, collectors and FUF supporters. An Inconvenient Truth, awareness of the plight of our planet and a green city’s role as part of the two-month, the 18-month, and the three-year mark. and eco-friendly. CapirasoBing Consulting and Melons Catering kept the solution, motivated citizens to get involved. From community-based tree plantings to tree tours, FUF’s Neighborhood Small Tree Rescue Network Curated by Christine Cariati and Janet Bishop, of SFMOMA, party happy and well-fed. FUF thanks all the supporters helped rescue nearly 350 trees city-wide. Our from tree-pruning workshops to our daily tree maintenance efforts, from our youth tree care program When you mix art lovers and tree huggers, add some Grey the quality of art was at its finest. Well known pieces from and volunteers for their generous contributions in helping volunteer network, supported by staff, continues Goose vodka, and stir, the result is a fantastic evening. artists such as Barry McGee, Claire Rojas, Paul Madonna, make Arcadia 2007 an overwhelming success. to our holiday tree promotion, FUF joined with San Franciscans to step up and take action to make to prevent early tree loss at a very low cost—thus Arcadia 2007 was FUF’s most successful fundraiser yet. and Mark Ulriksen, inspired pocket books during the live our 49-square-miles a beacon of community, collaboration, and action. preventing the need to replace more trees. In this annual report, we are pleased to highlight our collective achievements. Nearly half of all the Volunteers JUNE JULY AUGUST street trees in the city have been planted by FUF, yet there are more than 100,000 sidewalk spaces 455 volunteers chipped in over 3,659 hours to help with tree planting, tree care, office work, and other saturday saturday saturday saturday saturday saturday saturday saturday saturday where trees still need to be planted. Clearly all of us working together have accomplished a great important contributions to our urban forest. We deal—and much is left to be done. 2 REPLACEMENT TREE 9 RUSSIAN HILL TREE 23 NOE VALLEY BASIN 30 INNER SUNSET TREE 21 LOWER HAIGHT TREE 28 RICHMOND TREE 4 REPLACEMENT TREE 18 TREE PLANTING 25 TREE PLANTING Thank you for your participation, inspiration and support. We look forward to your continued could not do our work without them, and would not want to. Community-building is the heart and soul PLANTING CARE EXPANSION PLANTING PLANTING PLANTING PLANTING PLANTING 9:00 – noon 9:00 – noon of our mission. 9:00 – noon 9:00 – noon 8:00 – noon 9:00 – noon 9:00 – noon 9:00 – noon 9:00 – noon Meeting Location: TBA Meeting Location: TBA Meeting Location: Meeting Location: TBA Meeting Location: TBA Meeting Location: TBA Meeting Location: TBA Meeting Location: TBA Meeting Location: Please RSVP with Please RSVP with contribution and engagement as we work together in a multitude of diverse ways to make FUF Office, Presidio of San Francisco Please RSVP with Ellyn Shea x.102 Please RSVP with Mei Ling Hui x.110 Please RSVP with Christian Drake x.100 Please RSVP with Mei Ling Hui x.110 Please RSVP with Christian Drake x.100 FUF Office, Presidio of San Francisco Mei Ling Hui x.110 Christian Drake x.100 San Francisco a greener, healthier, and safer place to live. Education and Advocacy Please RSVP with Please RSVP with We are now in the 12th year of our Youth Program. Christian Drake x.100 Mei Ling Hui x.110 Since 1995, over 260 youth from underserved communities have learned important job skills, like timeliness, efficiency, job retention, and resume writing. Youth learn how to plant, prune, and care Kelly Quirke Mike Marshall for street trees, performing important maintenance Executive Director President, Board of Directors at the 18- and 36-month marks. Information may change without notice. Please call 415-561-6890 and listen to appropriate voicemail options.
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