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Three Things YOU Can Do To Help Our Urban Forest!

urban forestCaring for Our Trees

When trees are young they need extra care. They must be held up or staked for support and watered a lot before they grow their deep roots. Even when they grow up most trees will need extra water during hot, dry summers. Sometimes trees need to be cut in a certain way that helps them stay healthy or bear more fruit. This is called pruning. Cutting too many branches however, or over pruning can be very harmful to a tree. If someone cuts more than a quarter or 25% of a tree's branches, it is called topping. Topping really hurts trees. It can starve and kill trees. Topping is so bad for trees that it is against the law to do it in San Francisco.