Interactive Map Focuses on Every Single Tree in the City

From Monterey Pine to Eucalyptus, find almost any tree in the City

The Urban Forest Map is a really neat new tool built to map and identify the thousands of trees that live in San Francisco.

Looking for the nearest avocado tree? The site currently has twelve mapped across the City.

You can search by species, including by popular name or proper Latin name, and by location -- to find the nearest cherry blooming or date palm ripening near you.

The project was put together with the help of grants from Autodesk and support from the City's Department of Public Works and the non-profit Friends of the Urban Forest.

You can even help the project along by adding trees -- such as any you might have growing in your yard.

Having trouble identifying what kind of tree it is? Well, the team also put together the handy Urban Tree Key that leads you through a couple of questions to determine what kind of tree you might be looking at.

You can also add details about existing trees, such as photos and other details, to its profile page -- which also includes details about the environmental impact of a specimen, from water filtration to carbon capture.

So stop hugging trees, and start cataloging them!

Jackson West wonders if they'll cross-index fruiting trees with seasonal alerts for harvesting.
Photo by Jeff Turner.

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