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Greening the Triangle

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Mission Statement: Devoted to preserving green spaces, tree canopy, sidewalk gardens and our neighborhood Duboce Triangle Park.

Protecting Duboce Triangle Environment Together

Opening Tree Wells – Herman & Noe tree plantings

Potomic Sidewalk gardens – Triangle Cleanup 

Sidewalk Bulbout Repairs to start in September

  • 6 Feb 2024 5:53 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    DPW Announcement

    San Francisco Public Works, working together with the Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association and District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s office, is excited this winter to bring to fruition the Noe Street bulb-out restoration project – and plant 30 trees, enhancing an already lush neighborhood garden milieu. The product: safer sidewalks and a more robust urban forest.

    Our urban forestry inspectors, landscaping crews and cement masons have been delighted to work closely with area residents to plant more young street trees in Duboce Triangle – including Coast Live Oak, Hollyleaf cherry, Sweetshade, and the native California Buckeye to name a few – and complete the tree basin restoration and sidewalk safety project in February.

    Public Works cement masons set out last fall redesigning brick bulb-outs and replacing uplifted sidewalks around giant Evergreen Ash that had outgrown their tree basins along Noe Street, between Market and 14th streets. The effort complemented Public Works’ recent greening and sidewalk safety improvements at Elgin Park, along 16th Street and along Upper Market.

    Under the leadership of newly appointed Public Works Director Carla Short; Bureau of Urban Forestry, acting Superintendent Nicholas Crawford, and Assistant Superintendent Marianna Williams, Public Works collaborated with residents who advocated for restoring historic brick sidewalk “parklet” accents, sourcing replacement masonry from Treasure Island where it had been stored after removals from other neighborhood projects.

    “It’s spectacular and long overdue,” said Crawford, who also worked closely with residents to develop a volunteer young tree watering program. He extoled the joint effort as an example of Public Works successfully partnering with neighbors to maximize the City’s limited planting resources.

    While other neighborhoods like the Tenderloin, the South of Market, and Bayview-Hunters Point have much smaller tree canopies and need new tree plantings, the Duboce Triangle neighborhood experienced tree removals of dead and hazardous trees through the StreetTreeSF maintenance program which created a need for replacement trees. None of this would have been possible without the support of Supervisor Mandelman and the residents of District 8 who continue to support StreetTreeSF’s mission to maintain and protect San Francisco’s urban forest and Public Works’ broader greening and cleaning efforts.

    Public Works looks forward to seeing you all on Feb. 10 for the next Love Our City Neighborhood Beautification Day, when volunteers will join Bureau of Urban Forestry landscape crews and Public Works’ Community Engagement Bureau as we plant new trees, remove weeds, litter and graffiti, and spruce up sidewalk gardens throughout District 8. The kickoff will begin at 8:30 a.m. at James Lick Middle School, 4161-25th St. To volunteer, please visit the Love Our City registration page at https://www.mobilize.us/sanfrancisco/event/563840/.

  • 6 Feb 2024 4:21 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Great News:

    Work has started on the Noe Street Parklet Repair and Tree Canopy Restoration throughout the Duboce Triangle.

    After many, many, many hours of meetings, phone calls and follow up meetings and phone calls, the work is underway to repair the Parklets that had fallen into disrepair and posed a real safety concern and barrier to our neighbors with mobility challenges. Soon, everyone will be able to enjoy these beautiful Parklets.

    More good news: the Tree Canopy Restoration is underway to install 30+ new trees across the triangle. If you have an empty tree well and do not receive a tree, please let me know and I'll look into it. Some of the currently open wells have utility concerns that may prohibit the planting of a tree, however a beautiful sidewalk garden may be a great alternative.

    Thanks to everyone for all the work, attention to these projects and for helping us get this done.

    Public Works Tree Planting Update for DTNA Newsletter.docx

    You're the best,

    Frank Tizedes

    President, Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association

  • 17 Jul 2023 3:04 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Good Afternoon EPIC  Team / DTNA Members / Neighbors:

    Below is a link to the current Tree Canopy Restoration list for your reference.

    If you have any questions, please email: environment@dtna.org and we'll follow up with you.

    Thank you,



  • 17 Jul 2023 7:59 AM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Let the Tree Canopy Restoration project begin!

    This weekend I had the privilege of representing the Duboce Triangle at the Neighborhood Beautification Kickoff that focused on Duboce Triangle tree planting project 

    We secured the funding that will plant more than 50 trees throughout Duboce Triangle. To make things even better, more than 50 neighbors have stepped up to be Tree Guardians of our environmental team, that will water and care for these trees. Many thanks to you all 

    If you see a new tree being planted over the next few weeks, please take a picture and send to: environment@dtna.org

  • 30 Jan 2023 10:41 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Spring 2023 Garden Resource Days will be held on February 25, April 1, and May 6. All events are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the overflow parking lot for Gleneagles Golf Course, 2100 Sunnydale Avenue.

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  • 27 Oct 2022 10:24 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    One Empty Tree Well at a Time!

    We have over 25 empty tree wells throughout our neighborhood.

    We are looking for neighbors that either have an empty tree well in front of their home or near by, to volunteer to care for one of our new tree coming this fall.

    DT Neighbors are committed to caring for an expanding our tree canopy and we need your help.  Volunteer today and be a TCT (Tree Caretaker).

    Email us as we sign up our tree care takers!  environment@dtna.org

    Thank you,


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