More than 30 Volunteers Plant 14 Canary Island Pines

On September 10, 2016, more than 30 volunteers came together under the supervision of Friends of the Urban Forest to plant 14 new trees on our boulevard medians. Funds to pay for the trees were made available from our Community Challenge Grant (CCG).

The Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project wishes to thank Lanita Henriquez, Program Manager for the Community Challenge Grant Program, a Division of the City Administrator’s Office, and her staff for supporting our project and approving the allocation of grant funds to cover the cost of our new trees.

Below are photographs of planting day. One photo shows the trees at their point of origin, Norman’s Nursery, Inc. in Linden, California.

A big, full-hearted Thank You to everyone who turned out to make our neighborhood more beautiful today and for another generation of San Francisco residents.

And special thanks to Ed Sheffner who joined me and Mike Yarak from FUF the day before planting day to move all 14 trees into position on the median islands.

-Paul Matalucci, Project Lead

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