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