The EveryTreeSF 2017 Survey by ArborPro, Inc.
SF Using Data-Mapping Tech to Count Its Trees and Save Millions
TechWire Oct 4, 2017
Washington Square Tree Assessment — HortScience report July 2017
Agreement between the City and County of San Francisco and ArborPro, Inc. 2015 EveryTreeSF survey company, ArborPro, Inc.
Carla Short at Urban Forestry Council meeting, April 2, 2019.
“Discussion of ficus tree maintenance and removals in San Francisco.”
Speaker: Carla Short, Superintendent, Bureau of Urban Forestry, San Francisco Public Works (Audio begins at 3:15, other audio formats)
In this speech she states there are 6,000 Priority 1 & 2 removals in SF and most ficus trees are rated Priority 1 & 2 Removal.
Actual numbers from EveryTreeSF 2017 survey database: 10,596 SF trees are Priority 1 & 2 Removal, 6.0% of ficus trees are rated Priority 1 & 2 Removal.
Respondent’s Brief, Board of Appeals hearing, September 11, 2019.
On page 4 BUF says it will override the $500,000 ArborPro census when it comes to evaluating ficus trees:
“The ArborPro, Inc. survey has provided a lot of vital information that we are actively using. … When it comes to evaluating ficus trees for removal, we believe this is best done by our local experts on staff, with oversight by our Urban Forester and Superintendent, whom have both worked for Public Works since 2004 and 2005.”