The Urban Forestry Council advises city departments, including the Board of Supervisors and the mayor, on urban forestry issues and is responsible for the following:

  • Develop a comprehensive urban forest plan, educate the public
  • Develop tree-care standards; identify funding needs, staffing needs, and opportunities for urban forest programs
  • Secure adequate resources for urban forest programs
  • Facilitate coordination of tree-management responsibilities among agencies and report on the state of the urban forest

The Urban Forestry Council meets in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Jr. Place, San Francisco, CA 94102, on the following dates:

  • The fourth Friday in January, March, May and September at 8:30 a.m. in Room 400
  • Fourth Tuesday in February, June, August and October at 6:00 p.m. in Room 416
  • Second Friday in December at 8:30 a.m. in Room 400

The Planning and Funding Committee and the Landmark Tree Committee meet in the Environment Department Office, 1155 Market St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103:

  • The Planning and Funding Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. with the exception of November, when there is no Planning and Funding Committee meeting.
  • The Landmark Tree Committee meets as needed on the first Thursday of each month at 4:15 p.m.

To contact the Urban Forestry Council, please call (415) 355-3734 or email the Urban Forestry Council Coordinator at

Taskforce Members

Nicholas Crawford

Igor Lacan (Chair)

Pamela Nagle

Spencer Potter

Ilaria Salvadori

Damon Spigelman

Lewis Stringer

Andrew Sullivan

Tai Trang

Morgan Vaisset-Fauvel

Edgar Xochitl Flores (Vice Chair)

Upcoming Meetings


August 6 2024 Planning and Funding Committee Special Meeting


August 27 2024 Urban Forestry Council Meeting


September 3 2024 Planning and Funding Committee Meeting