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Save the Forests! Meeting on Sunday April 21, 2013

The San Francisco Forest Alliance  and  Save Sutro Forest  are holding a meeting on 21 April 2013 to talk about the planned felling of trees on Mount Sutro — and on Mount Davidson. These actions would gut two important urban … Continue reading

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Spinning the Bee-Tree Fiasco

We received this letter from Scott Mattoon, a bee advocate who is concerned not just by the killing of the bee tree in Glen Canyon Park’s Natural Areas, but by the reaction of San Francisco Recreation and Parks. If, like … Continue reading

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Alma Hecht, Certified Arborist: Saving the Trees

This is a 5-minute talk from Alma Hecht, Certified Arborist. She gave it at an SF Forest Alliance meeting in Glen Canyon Park before the Elk Street entrance trees were cut down. The trees are gone; the talk still matters. … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon: Nesting Season, Habitat Destruction, and Pesticide

The nesting season is in full swing, now, and pictures of baby owls and other baby wildlife are beginning to hit the Internet. Glen Canyon is – or has been – an exceptionally good nesting area, with many kinds of … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Great Turnout For Sutro Forest!

We’d like to thank everyone who made it a point to attend the Feb 25th hearing  about Sutro Forest, and especially those who spoke. It was a great turnout, and overwhelmingly opposed UCSF’s plan to remove thousands – or tens … Continue reading

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Glen Park Tree-felling: Day 3 Video and Pictures

It’s Day 3 of the tree-felling at Glen Canyon Park. This video shows one huge tree, 133 years old, going down. And here, for those who cannot bear to watch the video (“I just want to cry,” said one observer), … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Tree Demolition Videos: Day 1 and Day 2

Ron Proctor, a frequent visitor at Glen Canyon Park, has made two short videos about the felling of the trees. The first  shows the start of the tree-demolition on Day 1. And here’s the additional destruction on Day 2.

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A New Planting Plan for Glen Canyon

Yesterday, we obtained a new planting plan for Glen Canyon, updated on November 1, 2012. Of the 163 “trees” to be planted, 79 are bushes and small trees (under 30 feet high), 51 are medium sized and 33 are tall … Continue reading

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Natural Areas Program – Under the Radar with the 2008 Bond in Glen Canyon

We’ve said before that we’re concerned the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD) is using capital projects in our parks to start implementing the Natural Areas Program (NAP) even ahead of the completion of the Environmental Impact Review. Most … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

In recent weeks, neighbors and the San Francisco Forest Alliance have all faced growing confusion about what exactly was happening with Glen Canyon’s trees. Recently, the Glen Park News published an article that in our opinion only compounded the confusion … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Petition Delivered

We’ve delivered the petition to save the trees of Glen Canyon Park. It’s over 2800 signatures, and the number is still increasing. HERE is the link to what we wrote to the Mayor, Supervisor Wiener, the Rec and Park Commission, … Continue reading

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Standing Room Only at SFForest’s Glen Park Meeting

The San Francisco Forest Alliance (SFForest) is very concerned about the hundreds of trees slated for destruction in Glen Canyon, starting as early as this month. The appeal period for the first phase of tree removal ends October 14th. (We … Continue reading

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Countdown Starts for Glen Canyon Trees

We’ve been writing here about the trees in Glen Canyon scheduled for destruction – a total of over 400 eventually. Well, the countdown has started. A whole bunch of trees have been posted for removal. The comment period is until … Continue reading

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More on Glen Canyon’s Tree Loss: ACTION ALERT

A couple of days ago, we’d posted some estimates of how many trees Glen Canyon might lose over the next couple of years.  It’s a large number  and a vague one. We think the number is upwards of 400 trees. … Continue reading

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Blackberry and Pesticides

It’s blackberry season! All over the city, people are picking the delicious berries off the Himalayan Blackberry bushes. At Twin Peaks, we saw someone intently gathering fruit in a small bowl from bushes below Twin Peaks Boulevard. In Glen Canyon … Continue reading

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How Many Trees will Glen Canyon Lose?

Glen Canyon is just about to undergo a major change, as the projects funded by the 2008 Parks Bond get underway. They plan to make a new entrance area,  move the tennis courts, move the playground and change the equipment, … Continue reading

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West of Twin Peaks Central Council opposes Natural Areas Program, Part 3: Park Access, Habitat & Wildlife

This article is Part 3 of the West of Twin Peaks Central Council (WTPCC) letter opposing the Natural Areas Program (NAP). Emphasis has been added. Part 1 is HERE (Opposing the Natural Areas Plan) Part 2 in HERE (Trees and … Continue reading

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“Rethink Support for Natural Areas Program” – West of Twin Peaks Central Council letter Part 1

In May 2012, the West of Twin Peaks Central Council (WTPCC) passed a resolution to write a letter opposing the Natural Areas Program (NAP). We will (with permission) be serializing that letter, which was sent last month to the San … Continue reading

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Natural Areas Plan: SFFA comments on the DEIR (Pt 7: False “Fire Hazard” Assumptions)

One of the most problematic assumptions in the Significant Natural Resource Area Managment Plan (SNRAMP – Sin-ramp) is that the eucalyptus forests are a fire hazard, and that thinning/ felling them, removing the existing understory, and substituting native plants will … Continue reading

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Natural Areas Plan: SFFA comments on the DEIR (Pt 6: Flawed Process)

Whatever one thinks of the Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Program (SNRAMP, Sin-ramp) – and this website has documented what we do think about it –  it’s important that the public is kept informed. They should be able to know … Continue reading

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