Category Archives: deforestation

Report: UCSF’s Public Hearing Strongly Favors Preserving Sutro Forest

This is a quick post reporting on UCSF’s Feb 25th hearing. We’ll update it as necessary from the transcript and notes. [Edited to Add: Post updated to put in actual numbers of speakers and add two themes.] —————————- Around 250 … Continue reading

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Mount Sutro Forest: Why UCSF’s Protests Aren’t Convincing

UCSF has been messaging their mailing list, claiming they have no plans to fell 30,000 trees. They only intend to fell trees on 7.5 acres, the four “Demonstration Projects.” After that, they’ll get community input to figure out how many … Continue reading

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Message to UCSF: Do the math!!

We are reprinting, with permission, the following article from the Million Trees blog. ************************************************************************************* UCSF has sent an email to its neighbors about its plans for the Sutro forest in which they say, “Contrary to rumors being circulated, there is … Continue reading

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A Hiker’s Letter: Sutro Forest A Midcity Treasure

We received this letter recently, and publish it here with permission. I’m a solitary hiker who loves San Francisco’s beautiful parks and am concerned about all the overdone enthusiasm lately for baring our forests so that there will be mostly … Continue reading

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Nearly 800 Signatures on the Mount Sutro Forest Petition

At midnight of Feb 7, the petition already had 789 signatures,  and of course, many more comments. If you’re interested,  please go to the petition by clicking on the button below. And if you haven’t signed it but would like … Continue reading

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“Enough with this Tree Genocide”: Comments from The Petition to Save Mount Sutro Forest

In two days, 540 people have signed the petition to save the trees on Mt Sutro. To recap, the UCSF plan for Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve – of which it owns 61 acres – proposes to fell over 90% … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: The Tree-Cutting Started

We’ve been following the situation in Glen Canyon Park at this site for some time now. In a nutshell: Major changes are planned for Glen Canyon, which until a couple of years ago was a bucolic treasure of a park. … Continue reading

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Stand with Miranda – Saving Forests in Tasmania

Miranda Gibson has spent one year living in a tree in a Tasmanian forest, protesting the logging of old-growth forest. We wrote about her about a year ago: Her “Day 13” blogpost. Her unflinching courage and dedication impressed us then. … Continue reading

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Speaking for Glen Canyon’s Trees

We received a report (and opinion-piece) from a supporter of Anastasia Glikshtern in her appeal regarding the Glen Canyon project. [The background is HERE:  Saving the Trees of Glen Canyon Park.] While the appeal was denied, it was clear that … Continue reading

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Saving the Trees of Glen Canyon Park

Glen Canyon Park is one of San Francisco’s jewels. It’s a long narrow tree-filled canyon, including the “owl tree” where a Great Horned Owl has raised its young many years in succession, and two natural bee trees.  Of its 70 … Continue reading

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Trees and Income Inequality

Many of us intuitively associate trees and “nice” areas. Realtors know this; if a house for sale is on a tree-lined street, the ad always says so. In 2008,  researchers looking into the question found that the demand for trees … Continue reading

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What Adolph Sutro Didn’t Know About the Eucalyptus Forest

Mount Sutro Cloud Forest, a century-old forest of eucalyptus, was planted by former mayor and philanthropist Adolph Sutro (1830-1898). Like the larger and better-known Muir Woods, it’s the last remnant of a forest that covered a much larger area – … Continue reading

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Miranda’s Daily Blog: Day 13

Miranda’s trying to save a forest in Tasmania, on Mt Mueller. We’re trying to save a forest in San Francisco, on Mount Sutro. But here’s what really got me: “It seems almost crazy, doesn’t it? For someone who loves trees … Continue reading

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Mt. Davidson Park – An Open Space Preserved for Recreation or Native Plants?

It’s not just Sutro Forest. Native plant interests threaten trees throughout the city, and in particular, in San Francisco’s other significant century-old forest: Mt Davidson. A favorite area for the residents of Miraloma Park, the Significant Natural Areas Management Plan … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Natural Areas: The Many Mistakes in the Draft EIR

We’ve posted several times recently about the San Francisco Natural Areas Program. About the overall program: Why San Francisco’s Natural Areas Are — Unnatural About trees to be felled: Destroying the Trees of San Francisco About pesticide use: Toxic and … Continue reading

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“Natural Areas Program”: Destroying the Trees of San Francisco

We re-publish this recent article with permission (and minor edits) from Death of a Million Trees. Plans for managing San Francisco’s Natural Areas — currently the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report — calls for cutting down thousands of … Continue reading

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Mount Sutro Forest: The View From Cole Valley

Soon after we posted our impression of a deforested Mount Sutro viewed from the south, someone wrote to us about the views from the Eastern side, where Cole Valley and Mount Olympus and many other neighborhoods currently enjoy the view … Continue reading

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Mount Sutro Forest, Deforested

This is the view of Mount Sutro Forest from Twin Peaks. So we were thinking… how would Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve look if the anti-tree people get their way? Maybe something like this? (It’s our best estimate, using a … Continue reading

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