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 Ad Hoc 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.
  • The Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee meets as needed on the thirst Thursday of each month at 4:15 p.m.

Upcoming meetings

Past meetings



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

Taskforce Members

Nicholas Crawford (Vice Chair)

Igor Lacan (Chair)

Pamela Nagle

Spencer Potter

Ilaria Salvadori

Damon Spigelman

Lewis Stringer

Andrew Sullivan

Tai Trang

Morgan Vaisset-Fauvel

Edgar Xochitl Flores

Upcoming Meetings


Canceled – December 8 2023 Urban Forestry Council Meeting


December 15 2023 Urban Forestry Council Special Meeting


January 2 2024 Planning and Funding Committee Meeting