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Homeowners Not On Hook for Sidewalk Tree Care

Homeowners Not On Hook for Sidewalk Tree Care

The San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for pruning and maintaining all trees located on city streets—not homeowners.

This is a question that often comes up in inspections, so I thought I’d share some background on tree care. Voters approved Prop E, which amended the city charter to transfer responsibility to the city from homeowners for the care of the 124,000+ trees and surrounding sidewalks. The measure took effect in July 2017. Continue Reading

The Tree in Front of Your House is Yours To Tend

If you have a tree in front of your property, it’s important to know that you’re responsible for taking care of it.

There are approximately 100,000 street trees in San Francisco, as per the Department of Public Works (DPW). The majority of these trees are maintained by homeowners, but there are about 24,000 trees in DPW’s care. Unfortunately, DPW doesn’t have the resources to care for these 24,000 trees. The agency is transferring responsibility for these trees to the fronting property owners over the next seven years. Continue Reading

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