Noe Valley Association Tree Maintenance Policy

January, 2018

 

General Guidelines and Goals

 

The NVA plants street trees within the CBD district as recommended by the San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Urban Forestry. These trees generally do not cause damage to sidewalks and their height is limited to 30 feet or less.

 

The NVA’s executive director and gardener walk the district once a month to inspect the health and well-being of trees and tree wells.  

                                   

Tree Trimming

All mature trees within the NVA district, both those planted prior to and after 2006, are trimmed every three years.  Tree trimming guidelines are established by the San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Urban Forestry. These specify that tree branches must be eight feet or higher above the pedestrian sidewalk or public right-of-way, and 12 feet or higher on the street side.

A listing of all trees the NVA is responsible for trimming is posted online at www.noevalleyassociation.org, where property owners can view tree details.

 

Tree Wells

Tree well maintenance is limited to keeping tree wells full of dirt, compost or decomposed granite to the sidewalk level.  This does not apply to trees planted prior to 2006 where tree roots prevent keeping the tree well level with the sidewalk.

 

Sidewalks around Trees

Any and all sidewalk damage caused by trees planted prior to 2006 are the sole responsibility of the property owner.  More information is available online at http://sfpublicworks.org/trees.

 

For trees planted in or since 2006:  If the sidewalk area around a tree planted by the NVA is damaged by the tree’s root system, the NVA will pay to repair the sidewalk.  Each tree’s root system is unique; determining the size of the tree well will be assessed at the time the sidewalk is opened.  All tree wells must be consistent with the City requirement of a six-foot public right-of-way for pedestrian sidewalks.

 

Tree Removal

If disease, age or other circumstances require removing a tree that the NVA has planted in or since 2006, the NVA will apply and pay for removal.  There may be a waiting period of up to six months given City permit requirements. If the tree was planted prior to 2006, it is the sole responsibility of the property owner to remove the tree.  More information is available online at http://sfpublicworks.org/trees.

Noe Valley Association tree survey   scroll left to view more details          
Current version:
Revised 1/21/18
             
ADDRESS SPECIES PLANTED LAST TRIM/ACTION LAST TRIM TRIM 2017/2018 TRIM 2018/2019 TRIM 2019/2020
1082 Sanchez sycamore planted 9/06 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1082 Sanchez sycamore planted 9/06 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1082 Sanchez sycamore planted 9/06 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1090 Noe little-gem magnolia planted 9/06 OK        
1100 Noe Ginkgo planted 9/06 20 gal biweekly 8/2017      
1100 Noe bottle brush planted 2004 10/2016, 2016-1109, $180 8/2017      
1100 Noe Ginkgo planted 9/06 OK 8/2017      
1100 Noe Ginkgo planted 9/06 OK 8/2017      
1100 Noe Ginkgo planted 9/06 OK 8/2017      
1100 Sanchez Sycamore planted 9/06 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1100 Sanchez Sycamore planted 9/06 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1100 Sanchez Sycamore planted 9/06 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1100 Sanchez Sycamore planted 4/09 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1100 Sanchez Sycamore planted 4/09 Trim 11/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1199 Church Plum Planted 4/11 OK         
1199 Church Plum Planted 8/15 OK        
1199 Church Eucalyptus Planted 1989 Trim (PG&E) 5/15+12/13+1/15+5/16 2/2016   X  
1200 Church Tristania planted 11/06 OK 8/2017      
1200 Church Tristania planted 11/06 OK 8/2017      
1201 Church Callery Pear planted 11/06 Trim 2/2016 2/2016   X  
1211 Church  Tristania planted 11/06 OK 8/2017      
1300 Castro Pittosporum planted 1994; trimmed 2006 Trim 7/10+10/15 8/2015   X  
1300 Castro magnolia planted 4/07 New stakes 3/12        
1305 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 3/17 Water 20 gal/wk        
1307 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 1989 Trim 7/11+3/15 8/2017      
1309 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK 8/2017      
1314 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 7/10 20 gal biweekly        
1320 Castro Pittosporum planted 1994 Trim 10/9+4/12+3/14+8/15 8/2015   X  
1330 Castro ficus planted 1990 Trim 10/9+2012 by owner +3/14+8/15 8/2017 X    
1333 Castro Alder in parking lot planted 2004 Trim 10/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1333 Castro black acacia in parking lot planted 1979 Trim 10/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1333 Castro black acacia in parking lot planted 1979 Trim 10/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1333 Castro Alder in parking lot planted 2004 Trim 10/11+11/14 9/2017 X    
1333 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 20 gal/biweekly 8/2017      
1333 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 (replanted) 20 gal/biweekly 8/2017      
1333 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 (replanted) Trim 3/15 8/2017      
1352 Castro Kwanzan cherry planted 7/10 20 gal biweekly         
1354 Castro Callery Pear planted 4/07 Sprayed for aphids 7/12 6/2017 X    
1354 Castro Callery Pear planted 4/07 Sprayed for aphids 7/12 6/2017 X    
1354 Castro Callery Pear planted 4/07 Sprayed for aphids 7/12 6/2017 X    
1401 Castro Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 7/12, 10/13 8/2017      
1401 Castro Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 7/12, 10/13 8/2017      
1409 Castro Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 7/12, 10/13 8/2017      
1409 Castro Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 7/12, 10/13 8/2017      
1420 Castro Loquat Mature tree No prior trim, trim 10/14 9/2017 X    
1420 Castro Loquat Mature tree No prior trim, trim 10/14 9/2017 X    
24th & Church Eucalyptus Planted 1989 Trim (PG&E) 5/15+8/13 + 3/14+5/16 2/2016   X  
250 Vicksburg little-gem magnolia planted 11/06 OK         
250 Vicksburg little-gem magnolia planted 11/06 OK         
3783 24th St Callery Pear planted 11/06 Trim 2/2016 2/2016   X  
3783 24th St Callery Pear planted 11/06 Trimmed 8/14+light trim 9/17 8/2014 X    
3789 24th St Callery Pear planted 11/06 Trim 2/2016 2/2016   X  
3795 24th St Callery Pear planted 11/06 Trim 2/2016 2/2016   X  
3816 24th St Magnolia Planted 5/16 20 gal/wk        
3821 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 11/06 Trim 6/14 by MJS, trim 10/15 by owner 6/2017 X    
3825 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 11/06 Trim 10/13 by AN, trim 10/15 by owner 11/2016     X
3825 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 11/06 Trim 10/13 by AN, trim 10/15 by owner 11/2016     X
3833 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 11/06 Trim by owner 10/13 11/2016     X
3838 24th St Callery pear planted 11/06 8/10 + 12/13        
3838 24th St Magnolia Planted 7/14 20 gal/wk        
3841 24th St strawberry tree planted 11/06 Trim 10/12        
3843 24th St strawberry tree Planted 6/10  Treat for aphids 4/14        
3848 24th St Callery pear planted 12/07 8/10+10/10 (fireblight)         
3848 24th St Callery pear planted 11/06 OK         
3850 24th St little-gem magnolia planted 11/06 OK         
3853 24th St magnolia planted 1994 Trim 6/10 + 5/2012 by owner 9/2017 X    
3853 24th St magnolia planted 1994 Trim 6/10 + 5/2012 by owner 9/2017 X    
3861 24th St strawberry tree planted 10/11 Treat for aphids 4/14, Water 20 gal/wk        
3861 24th St/Town Square Callery Pear  9-year old tree Treated fireblight 12/11 & 8/12+6/16 Fireblight 6/17, 1/18 X    
3861 24th St/Town Square Callery Pear planted 11/06 Treat fireblight 12/11+6/16  Fireblight 6/17,1/18 X    
3874 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 7/09 OK        
3885 24th St magnolia planted 11/06 OK        
3893 24th St magnolia planted 11/06 OK        
3898 24th St sycamore on Sanchez planted 9/06 Trim 11/11 + 11/14 9/2016     X
3898 24th St sycamore on Sanchez planted 9/06 Trim 11/11 + 11/14 9/2016     X
3906 24th St Magnolia planted 8/14          
3913 24th St Privet planted 1989 Trim 4/12        
3914 24th St callery pear planted 4/07 12/11+5/17 (fireblight) 6/2017 X    
3915 24th St paved over 2016            
3919 24th St bottle brush planted 1994 Trim 2/13 + 10/15 8/2015   X  
3920 24th St Kwanzan Cherry planted 4/11 20 gal/wk        
3927 24th St Magnolia Planted 3/17          
3930 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 9/06 OK        
3933 24th St Magnolia Planted 12/17          
3934 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 11/11 20 gal/wk        
3936 24th St Pittosporum planted 1999 Trim 6/09+4/12 2/2016   X  
3945 24th St Liquid Amber planted 1994 Trim 3/11+1/14 9/2016     X
3945 24th St Liquid Amber planted 1994 Trim 3/11+1/14 9/2016     X
3950 24th St Pittosporum planted 1984 Trim 10/14+6/9 + 4/12 9/2017 X    
3950 24th St Chinese Elm planted 1984 6/9+4/12+10/13+9/15 by WF+9/16 clearance only 9/2016     X
3950 24th St Pittosporum planted 1989 Trim 6/9+4/12 9/2016     X
3950 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 9/06 20 gal/wk        
3950 24th St Chinese Elm planted 1989 6/9+4/12+10/13+9/15 by WF+9/16 clearance only  9/2016     X
3953 24th St Norway maple planted 2005 Trim 3/11+1/14 9/2016     X
3957 24th St bottle brush planted 1994 Trim 8/12 + 10/15 8/2015   X  
3963 24th St strawberry tree planted 9/06 OK Trimmed 10/12 8/2015   X  
3966 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 9/06 OK        
3969 24th St bottle brush planted 1989 Trim 6/10 + 8/12 + 10/15 8/2015   X  
3969 24th St bottle brush planted 1989 Trim 6/10 + 8/12 + 10/15 8/2015   X  
3976 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 9/06 OK        
3977 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 2005 OK        
3980 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 Check trunk bark splitting OK      
3982 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
3982 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
3982 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
3991 24th St Callery Pear planted 9/06 Trim 2/2016 2/2016   X  
3993 24th St strawberry tree planted 10/11 Treat for aphids 4/14, Water 20 gal/wk        
3998 24th St Kwanzan Cherry Planted 7/12  20 gal/wk        
3998 24th St Kwanzan Cherry Planted 7/12 20 gal/wk        
3998 24th St ficus planted 1969 Trim 11/11 9/2016     X
3998 24th St ficus planted 1969 Trim 11/11 9/2016     X
400 Jersey Tristania Planted 4/11 20 gal biweekly        
4008 24th St strawberry tree planted 2006 Trim 10/12+by owner 8/14 9/2016     X
4010 24th St strawberry tree planted 9/06 Trim 10/12+by owner 8/14 9/2016     X
4018 24th St magnolia planted 9/06 Large limb broken 3/14        
4023 24th St Callery Pear planted 9/06 Trim 2/2016        
4026 24th St Loquat planted 8/17 Water 20 gal/wk        
4028 24th St strawberry tree Planted 10/10 Trim 10/12+10/15, Treat for aphids 4/14 9/2016     X
4037 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 Trim 2/2016        
4040 24th St strawberry tree planted 9/06 Trim 10/12+10/15, treat for aphids 3/13,4/14,  9/2016     X
4040 24th St strawberry tree Planted 9/10  Treat for aphids 3/13+4/14 +5/12, tree brace 7/15, trim 10/15 9/2016     X
4045 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 9/06 OK -trimmed by owner 12/15 2/2016   X  
4045 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 9/06 Trim 2/2016 2/2016   X  
4054 24th St strawberry tree Planted 9/10  Treat for aphids 3/13+4/14, +5/12, trim 10/15        
4061 24th St/parking lot Kwanzan cherry Planted 6/09 trim 10/15 2/2016      
4061 24th St/parking lot Kwanzan cherry Planted 6/09 trim 10/15 2/2016      
4063 24th St Kwanzan cherry Planted 6/09 trim 10/15 2/2016      
4064 24th St  olive tree planted 1981 Trim 7/9+4/12 + 11/14 9/2017 X    
4066 24th St bottle brush planted 1989 7/9+10/10 + 9/12+ 8/14 9/2017 X    
4071 24th St Privet planted 1984 Trim 10/9+4/12+11/14 9/2017 X    
4072 24th St strawberry tree Planted 10/10  Treat for aphids 3/13+4/14 +5/12, water 20 gal/wk, trim 10/15         
4080 24th St strawberry tree Planted 10/10  Treat for aphids 3/13+4/14, Water 20 gal/wk, trim 10/15        
4081 24th St Privet planted 1984 Trim 10/9+4/12+11/14 9/2017 X    
4082 24th St Privet planted 1969 Trim 4/12 + 11/14 9/2017 X    
4089 24th St Callery Pear planted 9/06 Trim 2/2016 2/2016   X  
4098 24th St Melaleuca planted 1949 Trim 12/07+3/11+8/12+10/15 8/2015   X  
4098 24th St Sycamore planted 2/13          
4098 24th St Sycamore on Castro planted 4/07 Trimmed 11/11 + 11/14 9/2017 X    
4098 24th St Sycamore on Castro planted 4/07 Trimmed 11/11 + 11/14 9/2017 X    
4098 24th St Sycamore on Castro planted 4/07 Trimmed 11/11 + 11/14 9/2017 X    
4107 24th St purple plum planted 2000 Trim 7/10, unknown trim 5/12        
4108 24th St Ginkgo planted 11/11          
4111 24th St Callery Pear planted 4/07 Sprayed for aphids 7/12 2/2016   X  
4120 24th St bronze loquat planted 1994 Trim 3/11+1/14 9/2016     X
4123 24th St Callery Pear planted 4/07 Sprayed for aphids 7/12 2/2016   X  
4125 24th St Callery Pear planted 4/07 Sprayed for aphids 7/12 2/2016   X  
4128 24th St bronze loquat planted 1994 Trim 3/11+1/14 9/2016     X
4128 24th St bronze loquat planted 1994 Trim 3/11+1/14 9/2016     X
4131 24th St Callery Pear planted 4/07 Sprayed for aphids 7/12 2/2016   X  
4137 24th St Callery Pear planted 4/07 OK 2/2016   X  
4138 24th St Chinese Elm planted 1989 Trim 7/9+4/12+11/14 9/2017 X    
4138 24th St Chinese Elm planted 1989 Trim 7/9+4/12+11/14 9/2017 X    
4147 24th St Chinese Elm planted 2000 Trim 4/12+10/13+ bad trim by owner 2015 Trim 4/15      
4150 24th St Tristania planted 4/07 Low branches trim 4/15        
4153 24th St Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 9/12 by mjs        
4154 24th St Tristania planted 4/07 Low branches trim 4/15        
4157 24th St Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 9/12 by mjs        
4161 24th St Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 9/12 by mjs        
4161 24th St Tristania planted 4/07 Trim 9/12 by mjs        
4162 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK         
4166 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
4174 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
4174 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
4174 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 Low branches trim 8/12        
4174 24th St Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 Low branches trim 8/12        
4193 24th St magnolia planted 4/07 OK        
4193 24th St magnolia planted 4/07 OK        
4199 24th St magnolia planted 4/07 New stakes 3/12        
4199 24th St magnolia planted 4/07 New stakes 3/12        
4288 24th St Silk Oak planted 1984 6/10 + 10/13 9/2016     X
4290 24th St Silk Oak planted 1984 6/10 + 10/13 9/2016     X
4290 24th St Silk Oak planted 1984 6/10 + 10/13 9/2016     X
4290 24th St Silk Oak on Douglass planted 1984 6/10 + 10/13 9/2016     X
4290 24th St Silk Oak on Douglass planted 1984 6/10 + 10/13 9/2016     X
4291 24th St New Zealand XMAS tree planted 1994 Trim 4/12+3/15 1/2016   X  
4299 24th St New Zealand XMAS tree on Douglass planted 1989 Trim 2008+4/12+3/15 9/2017 X    
4299 24th St New Zealand XMAS tree planted 2005 OK         
4301 24th St Sycamore planted 9/06 Trimmed 10/15 8/2015   X  
4301 24th St Magnolia on Douglass mature tree OK        
4301 24th St Magnolia on Douglass mature tree Trim 2/14        
4301 24th St Magnolia on Douglass mature tree Trim 2016/17 9/2016     X
4320 24th St/Noe Courts olive tree (Elizabeth St) mature tree Trim 2/15 3/2015      
4320 24th St/Noe Courts olive tree (Elizabeth St) mature tree Trim 2/15 3/2015      
4320 24th St/Noe Courts olive tree (Elizabeth St) mature tree Trim 2/15 3/2015      
4320 24th St/Noe Courts olive tree (Elizabeth St) mature tree Trim 2/15 3/2015      
4320 24th St/Noe Courts olive tree (Elizabeth St) mature tree Trim 2/15 3/2015      
4320 24th St/Noe Courts Sycamore on 24th St planted 1969 Trim 12/07+2/11 & 1/14 11/2016     X
4320 24th St/Noe Courts Kwanzan cherry on 24th St planted 9/06 OK         
4320 24th St/Noe Courts Sycamore on 24th St planted 9/06          
737 Diamond Acacia planted 1989 Trim 2008+3/11+3/15 9/2017 X    
737 Diamond Kwanzan cherry Planted 6/09 OK         
737 Diamond Kwanzan cherry Planted 6/09 OK        
741 Diamond Kwanzan cherry planted 7/10  20 gal biweekly        
741 Douglass strawberry tree planted 9/06 Trim 10/12+10/15 8/2015   X  
748/750 Diamond Evergreen Pear on 24th St Planted 4/07 OK        
748/750 Diamond Evergreen Pear on 24th St Planted 4/07 Hit by truck 6/14         
748/750 Diamond Evergreen Pear on 24th St Planted 4/07 OK        
800-802 Diamond Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
800-802 Diamond Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
810 Diamond magnolia planted 1994 OK trimmed 2011?? ???      
814 Diamond Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK         
820 Diamond Kwanzan cherry planted 4/07 OK        
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