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The new Friends of the Urban Forest Events Calendar for April and May is now available.
http://www.fuf.net/calendar_news/index.html


April Email Newsletter:

April - May Plantings and Tree Care Days:
Noe Valley Tree Planting - April 14 - Mei Ling Hui x110
Hayes Valley Tree Care - April 14 - Ellyn Shea x102
Marina Tree Planting - April 21 - Christian Drake x100
OMI Tree Care - April 28 - Ellyn Shea x102
Mission Tree Planting - May 5 - Christian Drake x100
Mission Tree Care - May 12 - Ellyn Shea x102
Mission Basin Expansion - May 19 - Mei Ling Hui x110
Marina Tree Care - May 19 - Ellyn Shea x102

Needed: Volunteer Office Assistant - Reed Milnes x103

News:
1. Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees
2. Arbor Day Thanks to Volunteers
3. Youth Tree Care Volunteer Training Day - April 21
4. Alice Griffith gets a tree nursery
5. Esta Gallant Kornfield - Former FUFer Passes Peacefully
6. Neighborhood Organizer Tip 
7. Above and Beyond for Tree Care
8. Love My Playground
9. Better Streets Plan Kick-Off



1. Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees

Join Friends of the Urban Forest for Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees, a celebration our urban forest through artistic expression. Featuring pieces donated by over 100 local and nationally recognized artists, this is a great opportunity to find the perfect expression of your support for a healthy urban forest.

	Join us in Arcadia
More than 100 artists
will come together for
a very special evening

April 23, 2007
6:00 - 9:00pm
Order your tickets today

California Modern Gallery
1035 Market Street
San Francisco   map

Preview the art
Preview the artwork online

Preview in person
on Sunday, April 22, 2007
2:00 - 4:00pm
Open to the public


Bring your friends and family and stop by California Modern Gallery at 1035 Market Street for a special sneak preview of Arcadia 2007 between 2 and 4 PM on Sunday April 22nd.

Caren Andrews, respected art instructor from The Friends School, will lead a special art project for children ages 6-12 and Janet Bishop, SFMOMA Curator of Painting and Sculpture, will be on hand to discuss the exhibit, participating artists and their work.

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2. Arbor Day Thanks to Volunteers

Arbor Day 2007 was a rousing success thanks to the enormous contributions from both FUF volunteers and the Bayview community. Saturday March 10th brought together neighbors, volunteers, and young people from the local community to plant over 90 trees in and around Willie Brown Jr. Academy. The school and the surrounding neighborhood now enjoy many new young trees bringing a beautiful shade of green along with numerous other benefits. Featuring tree planting, a pruning workshop, games, and educational activities, the day offered many opportunities for people to engage and learn about urban forestry and the local environment. The dedicated efforts of FUF volunteers and the many organizations that came together to make Arbor Day a success will have a lasting impact strengthening the community and bringing awareness to the benefits of a healthy urban forest. See the excitement from Arbor Day here.

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3. Youth Tree Care Volunteer Training Day - April 21

Friends of the Urban Forest is again offering the opportunity to learn early tree care with the Youth Tree Care Team. This is a great chance for beginners to learn the fundamentals of early tree care from young people who know about and care for our urban forest. Volunteers will assist directly with scheduled tree care led by our trained Youth Tree Care Team, making this a wonderful hands-on opportunity. We will be working in the Potrero Hill neighborhood Saturday, April 21st. If you are interested in joining us and learning how to care for your newly planted FUF tree please contact Reed Milnes at reed@fuf.net to RSVP.

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4. Alice Griffith gets a tree nursery

Friends of the Urban Forest and Girls 2000 are currently working to complete a new tree nursery at the Alice Griffith housing development. Already hosting newly potted trees, the nursery is in need of your help. On Saturday, April 28th FUF will be hosting a second work day to install the irrigation system to sustain these future street trees. Hoping to have a completed drip system, the goal of the day is to leave the trees with an operational water system to ensure that the trees being fostered there will develop into ideal sidewalk residents. Please join us at the Alice Griffith housing project and make a lasting contribution to greening San Francisco. For more information or to RSVP please contact Doug Wildman at x.109 or doug@fuf.net. We hope to see you there.

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5. Esta Gallant Kornfield - Former FUFer Passes Peacefully

Esta Gallant Kornfield, former Education Coordinator for FUF, died peacefully at home Saturday morning, surrounded by people she loved. She organized many interesting workshops for FUF, including the original Feng Shui lecture in 2000, and wrote many articles for our newsletter. She and her dog Tyler were always a welcome addition to our office. Her seven years of breast cancer tumult were hard work, but she lived those years as she lived her whole life, fully and smiling. She continued to paint, bicycle, garden, teach, parent, meditate, travel, design landscapes, volunteer, and so much more, until very recently. We miss her.

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6. Neighborhood Organizer Tip 

If you are a neighborhood organizer or interested in becoming one, here is a tip to make your planting a success. For more information on organizing a tree planting for your neighborhood please contact Suzanne Gavin at (415) 561-6890 or at Suzanne@fuf.net.

TIP: Blanket the neighborhood with flyers. Creating a flyer that you can leave at a neighbor's door will help make sure that you make contact with everyone. Even if there is no answer a flyer will make sure that your planting information gets to potential planters. Be sure to include your contact information and reasons why a tree is a positive and economical addition to the neighborhood.

Keep watching the FUF newsletter for more helpful hints on organizing your neighborhood.

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7. Above and Beyond for Tree Care

Thanks to Tom Baumgartner of Zephyr Real Estate for supporting our tree care workday in Potrero Hill on March 24th! Tom rented a truck, got mulch for the trees, and hosted our hard-working volunteers for lunch in his beautiful garden. His support really made the day! If you or your business would like to sponsor an upcoming tree care workday, please contact Ellyn Shea at 561-6890 ext. 102 or ellyn@fuf.net.



Buying or selling a home? Contact Tom Baumgartner, 2006 Top Producer for Zephyr Real Estate at TomBaumgartner@ZephyrSF.com or 415/730-1130.

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8. Love My Playground

Love My Playground: The Kickoff event of a Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) and Rec and Park Dept. (RPD) series of Playground Work Days in 2007. Saturday, April 28th 10 AM to 1 PM, Balboa Playground (San Jose and Sgt. John Young Lane) during National Playground Safety Week. Food, Face Painting and other fun activities for the whole family! To volunteer or RSVP call 415-621-3260 or e-mail Chloe Good at cgood@sfnpc.org. For more information go to www.sfnpc.org.

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9. Better Streets Plan Kick-Off

The City is launching a Better Streets Plan that marks a new approach to street and sidewalk design. Beginning April 6, and over the next six months, people throughout San Francisco will have the chance to share their ideas and priorities for making our streets safer, greener, and more attractive and accessible.

The public is invited to attend an April 5 kickoff workshop at 5:15 in the City Hall Light Court.

Meetings scheduled for April include:
April 16, 6 - 8 pm, West Portal Playground Clubhouse, 139 Lenox Way
April 18, 6 - 8 pm, Rochambeau Playground Clubhouse, 250 25th Street
April 19, 6 - 8 pm, Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood Street
April 24, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, SOMA Eugene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th Street

With the community, city planners will develop streetscape design recommendations that could be applied to different type of streets, and that will include such things as lights, furniture, landscaping, bulb outs, crosswalks, audible pedestrian signals, more landscaping, and other features.

For more information and a complete list of upcoming events and other ways to provide input visit www.sfbetterstreets.org or call (415) 558-6405.

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Sincerely,

Friends of the Urban Forest
www.fuf.net



Friends of the Urban Forest · Edie Road, Building # 1007 · P.O. Box 29456 ·Presidio of San Francisco · San Francisco · CA · 94129-0456

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