Here's a list of the best trees I've been able to find in San Francisco, by species (242 different species listed, and still growing).  Please email me (see "About Me" on this site for how to do that) with additional nominations, and help build this database.   Many thanks to Jason Dewees, who has helped with locations and IDs for many of the trees in this list, and Ken Greby, who has helped ID some new species in 2016 as he works on the City's inventory of street trees.   NEWEST ADDITIONS:  3/27/17:  Citrus x sinensis (orange tree):  524-26 Noe Street in the Castro; 8/27/16:  Bauhinia x blakeana (Hong Kong orchid tree):  361 San Jose Avenue (front yard); Buxus microphylla (Japanese box):  1126 Guerrero/22nd in the Mission;  Circis canadensis (eastern redbud):  1050-52 Guerrero/22nd in the Mission; Elaeocarpus decipiens (Japanese blueberry):  643 Hampshire/18th in the Mission; Xylosma congest (shiny xylosma):  Mission Pool & Playground on Valencia south of 19th Street); Schinus polygama (Chilean pepper tree):  589-91 Dolores/19th in the Mission; Cupressus cashmeriana (Bhutan cypress):  907 Treat/22nd in the Mission; Quercus rubra (northern red oak):  842-844 York/20th in the Mission; Eriobotrya x 'Coppertone' (coppertone loquat):  823 York/20th in the Mission; Afrocarpus falcatus (common yellowwood): Ficus benjamina (weeping fig): 2698 Folsom/23rd in the Mission; 7/21/16:  Juglans hindsii x Juglans regia (paradox hybrid walnut) at 22nd Street just west of San Jose Avenue in the Mission (north side of street; two trees); Melaleuca bracteata (black tea-tree; river tea-tree) at 171 Lexington/19th Street in the Mission; 7-15-16: Acer saccharum (sugar maple) at 696 Pennsylvania; Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringe tree) at 1357 Natoma/15th Street in the Mission; Erythrina caffra (African coral tree)  at 1745 20th Street/Wisconsin; Acer capillipes (snake bark maple) at 110 Fair Oaks Street in the Mission; 3-26-16:  Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi pine) at 160 Swiss (just over the fence) in Upper Market neighborhood; Araucaria columnaris hybrid in backyard of 46A Wood Street; 1-21-16:  Cunonia capensis(butterspoon tree):  2153 Lake Street/23rd in the Richmond; 4/29/15:  Nicotiana tomentosa: (no common name but in the tobacco family): 24th Street between Noe and Sanchez in Noe Valley.

  • Acacia baileyana (bailey's acacia):   southwest corner of O'Shaughnessy and Portola
  • Acacia cognata (river wattle):  Northeast corner of 18th and Arkansas on Potrero Hill; Walnut Street near Sacramento Street in Presidio Heights
  • Acacia dealbata (silver wattle):  3580 21st/Church; 4147 26th St./Noe in Noe Valley
  • Acacia longifolia (sydney golden wattle):  across the street from 3931 Sacramento/Cherry in Presidio Heights
  • Acacia melanoxylon (blackwood acacia):  1 Northwood/Montecito in Westwood Park
  • Acacia stenophylla (shoestring acacia):  median of Guerrero Street, between 20th and 25th Streets, in the Mission District
  • Acer buergeranum (trident maple):  1042 Howard/6th St. in SOMA; 3992 20th/Sanchez (on Sanchez side, in planter area); 826 Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights
  • Acer campestre (hedge maple):  in side yard to the right of 258 Edgewood Avenue in Parnassus Heights
  • Acer capillipes (snake bark maple): 110 Fair Oaks Street in the Mission
  • Acer x freemanii (freeman maple): 696 Pennsylvania (many examples surrounding building) on Potrero Hill
  • Acer macrophyllum (bigleaf maple): 36 Macondray Lane/Jones - next to a giant Blue gum trunk; also just around the corner in the hillside at the of corner of Green and Taylor.
  • Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple): 2462-64 Broadway/Pierce in Pacific Heights; 115 Granville/Ulloa in West Portal; 494 Day/Castro in Glen Park
  • Acer saccharinum (silver maple):  253 Sanchez/Market in the Castro; 4048 22nd/Eureka in Noe Valley
  • Acer saccharum (sugar maple):  696 Pennsylvania in Dogpatch, just one tree, the one nearest to 22nd Street, among several freeman maples
  • Acer rubrum (red maple):  345 Grove in Civic Center; 862 Kansas on Potrero Hill.  This is also the tree planted in the Divisadero Street median in the NOPA neighborhood.
  • Aesculus californica (California buckeye):  2694 McAllister/Willard North in the Richmond.  This tree was almost removed due to development in 1999, but the tree-sympathetic property owner changed the development plans, saving the tree.  Also 124 Lower Terrace in the Upper Market neighborhood, and in 500 block of Ramsell, near Garfield, in the OMI neighborhood.
  • Aesculus carnea (red horsechestnut): 2828 Vallejo/Broderick in Pacific Heights; 1473 6th/Kirkham in the Inner Sunset
  • Aesculus hippocastanum (horsechestnut): 945 Dolores/22nd in the Mission
  • Afrocarpus falcatus (common yellowwood):  1285 Hampshire/25th in the Mission
  • Afrocarpus gracilior (fern pine):   16 Bronte/Cortland in Bernal Heights; 188 Winfield/Virginia in Bernal Heights
  • Agathis robusta (Queensland kauri; smooth-bark kauri) :  in Jefferson Square Park, near the corner of Franklin and Turk (see my blog from September 2014); also in Golden Gate panhandle, off Fell Street between Cole and Shrader
  • Agonis flexuosa (Peppermint willow):  Across from 443 7th Avenue in the Richmond, in Muriel Leff pocket park (the large, leaning tree); 3456 22nd/Fair Oaks in the Mission; 214 Pierce/Haight in the lower Haight Ashbury; 83-85 Stanyan/Geary in the Richmond; 261 32nd Ave/California
  • Albizia julibrissin (Silk tree): 891 York/21st; 196 Dolores/21st (21st St. side of corner) in the Mission; 10th/Moraga in the Sunset
  •  Alectryon excelsus (Titoki tree): 1772 Vallejo/Gough in Pacific Heights.  A big, beautiful landmark tree!  Two specimens in Dolores Park directly across from 535 Dolores/18th; three specimens on the north side of Mission Playground, visible from Valencia Street, bordering Cumberland (the 1st, 2nd and 4th trees from Valencia).
  • Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven):  929 Broderick/Turk Street.
  • Alnus cordata (Italian Alder): several in Golden Gate Park panhandle at the corner of Fell and Shrader;  in between 422 and 442 Carl in Cole Valley
  • Alnus rhombifolia (White Alder): east side of Pacific Bell Park, near Gate 3 to the Marina (two rows of trees); 138 Hermann/Buchanan (two large trees) in the lower Haight-Ashbury; 65 Alpine Terrace in the Haight Ashbury
  • Angophora sp. (species unknown) :  Across from 243 25th Avenue/California in the Richmond
  • Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle tree): 2261 Jackson/Webster in Pacific Heights; 25 Aptos/Upland near St. Francis Wood; 2200 9th Avenue/Mesa in Forest Hill (on Mesa Street side - female tree)
  • Araucaria bidwillii (bunya-bunya tree): 201 Vicente/Wawona in West Portal; 1818 California/Franklin in Pacific Heights; base of Hyde Street, below Bay Street, near Fisherman's Wharf
  • Araucaria columnaris-Araucaria heterophylla (Cook pine/Norfolk Island Pine) hybrid:  backyard of 46A Wood Street.  This tree was nominated and became a "landmark tree" under the San Francisco landmark tree ordinance in 2016.
  • Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine):  corner of Lakewood and Fairfield in Westwood Park; near gay flag at corner of Market and Castro
  • Arbutus 'Marina' (Strawberry tree) 119 9th Avenue in the Richmond
  • Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree) :  160 Belgrave in Cole Valley
  • Archontophoenix cunninghamiana (King Palm):  Castro Street between Market and 19th Streets (both sides)
  • Azara dentata (Toothed azara):  123 Edgewood Avenue in Cole Valley (in yard)
  • Azara microphylla (boxleaf azara): 143 Jersey in Noe Valley (in yard)
  • Banksia integrifolia (coast banksia):  283 10th Avenue/Clement in the Richmond; 1745 20th Street/Wisconsin on Potrero Hill (on Wisconsin Street side, flush against house).  A great tree - we need more of these in San Francisco.
  • Bauhinia x blakeana (Hong Kong orchid tree):  361 San Jose Avenue (front yard)
  • Betula pendula (European white birch): 233 Douglas/19th in the Castro; 469 Day in Noe Valley
  • Brachychiton acerifolius (Flame tree): several surrounding parking lot at Shotwell/17th/Folsom in the Mission (trees with large, lobed leaves)
  • Brachychiton populneus (bottle tree): 400 Congo in Glen Park; several surrounding parking lot at Shotwell/17th/Folsom in the Mission; best near SW corner of Folsom and 17th
  • Brahea armata 1048 Union/Jones on Russian Hill (on either side of the gate to the garden at this address); Mariposa Street close to Alabama Street at Theater Artaud in the Mission (small tree as of 2013, with bluish fronds)
  • Brahea edulis (Guadalupe palm): northwest corner of Florida and Mariposa at Theater Artaud in the Mission (note:  this tree's fruits are rolling down Mariposa and sending up volunteers on both side of the street!); on Sloat near 34th Ave (across from the Sloat shopping center) in the Sunset; in median at 16th and Dolores in the Mission
  • Butia capitata (Pindo palm): 100 Northgate/Darien; 2001 9th Avenue/Pacheco in the Sunset; also one at Theater Artaud on the west side of Florida St. between 17th and Mariposa (as you face the large wine palm, it's the small palm with very curved fronds to your right)
  • Buxus microphylla (Japanese box):  1126 Guerrero/22nd in the Mission
  • Callistemon citrinus (lemon bottlebrush):  400 block of Arkansas Street, east side of street, on Potrero Hill
  • Callistemon viminalis (weeping bottlebrush): Believe it or not, it's in the parking lot behind the Walgreens at 498 Castro/18th in the Castro.  Another good example at 426 16th Avenue/Geary in the Richmond.
  • Calocedrus decurrens (Incense cedar):  corner of Cayuga and Onondaga; 514-518 Clipper/Diamond
  • Carpinus caroliniana (American Hornbeam):  29 Levant/Roosevelt in the Upper Market area
  • Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' (Erect European Hornbeam):  227 Connecticut/Mariposa on Potrero Hill
  • Caryota species (fishtail palm) :  corner of Scott and Bay in the Marina
  • Cassia leptophylla (Gold Medallion Tree):  227 Cole Street/Fell in the North of Panhandle neighborhood (a great tree and still too rate in SF - let's plant more of these!  Also on Lexington at 20th St., in the Mission
  • Castanea sativa (Spanish chestnut):  3141 23rd/Shotwell in the Mission (several examples south side of street between Shotwell and Folsom); 282 London Street/Brazil in the Exelsior (could be another chestnut species, still TBD).  These are the only examples in San Francisco of Castanea that I know of.
  • Casuarina equisetifolia (Australian Pine; Horsetail tree):  676 Belvedere/Carmel in Cole Valley
  • Casuarina verticillata (sometimes referred to as C. stricta) (Mountain She-oak) :  407 9th/Harrison in SOMA
  • Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' (ceanothus):  northeast corner of Cole and Waller Streets in Cole Valley
  • Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' (Atlas cedar):  431 Yerba Buena/Monterey in St. Francis Woods (two trees); 25 Woodland/Parnassus in Cole Valley
  • Cedrus deodara (Deodar cedar):  main lawn of the San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • Cedrus libani (cedar of Lebanon):  2107 Lyon/Washington in Pacific Heights, in the courtyard of the Swedenborgian Church  [2013 note:  haven't verified it's still there in some years]
  • Celtis sinensis (Chinese Hackberry):  900 block of Lombard/Leavenworth (many great examples) in Russian Hill; 850 Page/Scott in Lower Haight; several in the Golden Gate Park panhandle directly across from 1858-1872 Fell/Clayton
  • Ceratonia siliqua (carob):   850 Florida Street/20th St. in the Mission; 957 Cole/Parnassus in Cole Valley
  • Circis canadensis (eastern redbud):  1050-52 Guerrero/22nd in the Mission
  • Ceroxylon parvifrons (small-leafed wax palm):  33rd Avenue near Vicente.  According to Jason Dewees, one of SF's leading palm experts, these are the only Ceroxylon plants that are of substantial size and visible from the street in SF, and the tallest of these trees is the only specimen of its species ever to flower in cultivation outside its habitat.
  • Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Port Orford cedar):  123 Edgewood Street in Cole Valley (in yard); In Alta Plaza Park, across from 2502-2510 Jackson in Pacific Heights
  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (Alaska cedar):  in Golden Gate Park panhandle, small tree at Stanyan and Fell
  • Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean fan palm; European fan palm): at Theater Artaud on Florida St. between 17th and Mariposa in the Mission; just behind the very large wine palm at this address.
  • Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (Monkey Hand tree):  East side of 11th Street, just north of Irving Street, in the Sunset; also one in the median near 1300 De Haro on Potrero Hill.
  • x Chitalpa tashkentensis (chitalpa 'pink dawn'):   800 Carolina/20th in Potrero Hill (this is a bi-generic cross between the desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) and catalpa (Catalpa bignoniodes).  The initial hybrids between Catalpa and Chilopsis were created in Uzbekistan in 1964 and introduced into the United States by Robert Hebb of the New York Botanic Garden in 1977.)
  • Ceiba speciosa 'Majestic beauty' (Floss Silk tree):  several surrounding parking lot at Shotwell/17th/Folsom in the Mission (planted in 1997)
  • Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringe tree):  1357 Natoma/15th Street in the Mission; also planted in the center of South Park
  • Cinnamomum camphora (camphor) : 3828 Cesar Chavez/Dolores in Noe Valley; 418 Union/Kearny on Telegraph Hill; 404 Ashbury/Oak in the Haight Ashbury
  • Citrus x limon (lemon):  310 Sanchez/17th Street (not often you see one of these planted in a sidewalk cut)
  • Citrus x sinensis (orange):  524-26 Noe Street in the Castro
  • Clethra arborea (lily of the valley tree):  2193 9th Avenue/Mesa (in yard) in Forest Hill
  • Cleyera japonica (sakaki):  442 Arlington/Mateo in Glen Park
  • Cordyline australis (giant dracaena):  great lawn at the Main Post of the Presidio (many great examples)
  • Corymbia ficifolia (Red Flowering gum):  90 San Pablo/Santa Monica in St. Francis Wood (reputed to be the largest in the USA); 608-610 Lake/7th in the Richmond
  • Corynocarpus laevigatus (New Zealand Laurel):  1220 9th Ave/Lincoln, in the Inner Sunset (only one I know of on San Francisco's streets)
  • Cotinus coggygria (smoke tree):  1301 19th/Texas in Potrero Hill
  • Crataegus laevigata (English hawthorne); corner of Woodland and Willard in Cole Valley
  • Crataegus x lavallei (Lavalle hawthorne):  3875 and 3881 21st Street in the Castro neighborhood
  • Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington hawthorn):  45 Hartford/17th in the Castro; 247 28th     St./Church in Noe Valley
  • Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese cryptomeria):  185 Edgewood Avenue in Parnassus Heights; 175 Castenada in Forest Hill
  • Cupaniopsis anacardioides (carrotwood tree):  south side of Sacramento Street, just off of Davis Street, in the financial district
  • Cupressus cashmeriana (Bhutan cypress):  907 Treat/22nd in the Mission
  • Cunonia capensis(butterspoon tree):  Native of South Africa; 2153 Lake Street/23rd in the Richmond
  • Dacrydium franklinii (Huon pine):  Stanyan Street near Alma in Cole Valley, in side yard
  • Dodonaea viscosa (Hopseed):  Parker between Euclid and California; west side
  • Dracaena draco (Dragon tree):  In yard at 658 Waller in lower Haight-Ashbury
  • Elaeocarpus decipiens (Japanese blueberry):  643 Hampshire/18th in the Mission
  • Erica arborea (tree Heath):  northeast corner of Alta Plaza park
  • Eriobotrya x 'Coppertone' (coppertone loquat):  823 York/20th in the Mission
  • Eriobotrya deflexa (bronze Loquat):  316 Moraga in the Sunset
  • Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat):  980 Capp/25th in the Mission
  • Erythrina caffra (African coral tree):  at 1745 20th Street/Wisconsin.   It's the official tree of Los Angeles.
  • Erythrina crista-galli (cockspur coral tree):  366 Cumberland/Noe in Dolores Heights. Wow!  This is a spectacular tree, and is way north of its normal range.  It's the only Coral tree in San Francisco). Another tree at 3352 23rd Street, at the corner of Bartlett, in the Mission.
  • Eucalyptus camadulensis (Red River gum):  156 Cortland in Bernal Heights
  • Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon Scented gum) :  Mission Street just south of Duboce, several trees in median strip; across from 214 Arlington/Charles in Glen Park; 237-39 San Carlos/19th in the Mission
  • Eucalyptus globulus (blue gum):  Several trees, across street from 1650 Octavia/Bush in Pacific       Heights. Note the historical market in the sidewalk relating to these trees.
  •  Eucalyptus lehmanii:  1259 Arguello/Hugo in Cole Valley/Inner Sunset
  • Eucalyptus maculata: (spotted gum):  Several in front of the Transamerica Pyramid, on Clay between Montgomery and Sansome; downhill from 514-18 Clipper/Diamond in Noe Valley; 441 Castenada in Forest Hill
  •  Eucalyptus nicholii (Nichol's willow-Leaf peppermint tree):    201 Bonview/Eugenia in Bernal Heights (and many other large E. nicholii nearby); [1248] Sutter/Pierce in Lower Pacific Heights
  • Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Silver Dollar gum):  Corner of Mission and Otis in SOMA; across from 650 Faxon in park, in Westwood Park
  • Eucalyptus pulverulenta (Silver Leaved Mountain Eucalyptus):     3770 24th/Church in Noe Valley
  • Eucalyptus robusta (Swamp mahogany):     905-907 Diamond/Jersey (three examples - only       examples in SF outside Golden Gate Park)
  • Eucalyptus sideroxylon (Red Ironbark):   On Folsom Street, across from Columbia Alley, near 7th Street in SOMA; 229 Cortland/Bonview in Bernal Heights; 216 Monterey/Baden in Glen Park; 6025 3rd/Egbert in Hunter's Point
  • Eucalyptus saligna (Sydney blue gum):  at the corner of Lombard and Lyon, at the Lombardgate to the Presidio, just past the gate on the right in the lawn next to the Letterman Digital Arts Building
  • Eucalyptus viminalis (manna gum):   many lining Santa Clara Avenue in St. Francis Wood
  • Fagus sylvatica (European beech):   230 Santa Clara/San Anselmo in St. Francis Wood; 140 Castenada/Magellan in Forest Hill
  • Fagus sylvatica (European beech):  on the stairway just above 146 Castenada Street in Forest Hill.
  • Fagus sylvatica 'Fastigiata' (Dawyck beech):  7th between Irving and Judah (in front of Laguna Honda       School) in the Sunset
  • Ficus benjamina (weeping fig): 2044 Bryant/18th in the Mission; 2698 Folsom/23rd in the Mission
  • Ficus elastica 'Decora' (rubber tree): 3376 21st Street/Guerrero
  • Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig):  Valencia Street south of Cesar Chavez, west side of street near St. Luke's Hospital (very large specimen) in the Mission
  • Ficus macrocarpa (ficus or laurel fig):  1243-49 Potrero Avenue/24th Street in the Mission.
  • Ficus rubiginosa (Port Jackson fig):   In the triangle formed by Green, Union and     Columbus in North Beach. A rather large example at Fell/Masonic, and a couple of street trees on Steiner at Sacramento.
  • Fraxinus ornus (Flowering Ash):   110 Edgewood/Farnsworth in Cole Valley/Parnassus Heights; in front of Bernal Heights Library on Cortland Street in Bernal Heights
  • Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' (Raywood Ash):     Many examples on all sides of Costco Building (bounded by Harrison, 10th, Bryant and 11th) in SOMA
  • Fraxinus uhdei (Evergreen Ash; Shamel Ash):     721 Cole Street/Waller in Cole Valley
  • Geijera parviflora (Australian willow):   673-75 Guerrero/22nd in the Mission
  • Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo or Maidenhair tree):   1629 Dolores Street/29th in the Mission; 3322 22nd/Valencia in the Mission; a rare female version of the tree at 110 Langton in SOMA; also at 520-22 Greenwich near Grant on Telegraph Hill; 1357 Clay Street near Leavenworth on Nob Hill; also reputed to be one on Geary near Gough; Powell Street Bart/Muni station at Powell and Market; 100 Lundy’s Lane/Esmerelda in Bernal Heights (small); 328 San Carlos/20th in the Mission (small)
  • Grevillea Robusta (Silk oak): 3520 18th/Valencia in the Mission
  • Hakea laurina (Pincushion hakea):    On O'Shaughnessy, close to bottom of the street, right side as you're heading downhill, in Glen Park
  • Hakea suaveolens (Sweet Hakea):  Laughton Street at corner of 40th Avenue; row of trees
  •  Hesperocyparis  macrocarpa (Monterey cypress) :  in front of McLaren Lodge near Stanyan and Fell Streets; outside 101 Urbano in the Ingleside neighborhood
  • Hoheria populnea (New Zealand lacebark):  at the end of the long driveway that goes behindthe even-numbered addresses at the end of Woodland Avenue, in Cole Valley.    A large specimen that was probably planted by Victor Reiter, since it's in the old overgrown Reiter garden, over the fence.
  • Howea forsteriana (Kentia palm):   292 Arlington/Miguel in Glen Park
  • Hymenosporum flavum (Sweet Shade):   1230-32 Castro/24th in Noe Valley; Pine Street between Leavenworth and Hyde; 610 Page/Fillmore
  • Ilex aquifolium (English Holly):    1665 8th/Moraga in the Sunset
  • Jacaranda mimosifolia (jacaranda):   559 Texas/20th St. on Potrero Hill; 3970 20th St./Sanchez in the Castro
  • Jubaea chilensis (Chilean wine palm):   460 Yerba Buena/Monterey Blvd; at the Sunnyside Conservatory at 236 Monterey Blvd; at Theatre Artaud, on Florida between 17th and Mariposa in the Mission (there are also two tiny wine palms in gigantic clay pots on Florida Street, close to Mariposa, at this address).
  • Juglans californica ssp. hindsii (California black walnut):   444 Page Street in the Lower Haight
  • Juglans hindsii x Juglans regia (paradox hybrid walnut):  22nd Street just west of San Jose Avenue in the Mission (north side of street; two trees)
  • Juglans nigra (black walnut):   In Golden Gate Park panhandle directly across from 1809 Oak/Clayton; Arkansas between 19th and 20th on Potrero Hill
  • Juglans regia (English walnut):   373 Arkansas on Potrero Hill
  • Juniperus chinensis (Chinese juniper):   135 Edgewood in Cole Valley (in yard)
  • Koelreuteria paniculata (golden rain tree):  284 Douglass Street in the Castro
  • Laburnum x watereri (goldenchain tree):   414 Shrader/Oak in the Haight-Ashbury
  • Lagerstroemia indica (crapemyrtle):   to the right of 18 Lapidge, near the Women's Building, in the Mission; 22 Whitney in Glen Park
  • Lagerstroemia 'Natchez' (hybrid of L. indica and L. fauriei) (crapemyrtle):    60 Rico Way in the Marina
  • Lagunaria pattersonii (primrose tree, cow itch tree):   658 Waller in the Lower Haight; across from 1660 Stockton/Filbert, in corner of Washington Square Park (three large specimens); northeast corner of 11th and Irving in the Sunset;  across from 1696 Eddy/Gough (in park) in Civic Center area
  • Laurus nobilis (sweet bay, Grecian laurel):   555 Battery/Jackson (NW corner Washington/Battery) in the Financial District
  • Laurus 'Saratoga' :  1077 Filbert in Pacific Heights; Rhode Island Street at 23rd Street in Potrero Hill; corner 22nd/Diamond in Noe Valley
  • Leptospermum laevigatum (Australian Tea):    1249 Allemany/Silver in the Outer Mission
  • Leptospermum scoparium (New Zealand Tea):     2065 Vallejo/Webster in Pacific Heights; corner of Union/Gough in front of Octagon House in Cow Hollow
  • Leucadendron argenteum (Silver tree):    Corner of Pemberton Steps and Villa Terrace in Upper Market; 1937 17th Avenue in the Sunset (approximate address; could be 1935-1941)
  • Ligustrum lucidum (Glossy Privet):    783 Guerrero Street in the Mission
  • Liquidambar orientalis:     (Oriental Sweetgum) : Across from 547 Dolores/18th; Dolores between 20th and 21st, east side of street
  • Liquidambar styraciflua (American Sweetgum):    2385 Bryant/22nd in the Mission
  • Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip):    Northwest corner of Sansome/Sacramento in the Financial District (fronting old Federal Reserve Bank building; many great specimens around the building)
  • Liriodendron tulipifera  'Fastigiata' (Tulip - erect variety):   Sansome Street between Greenwich and Union, east side near the Embarcadero
  • Lophostemon conferta (brisbane box):    696 2nd/Cabrillo in the Richmond; 1634 Fell/Masonic in the Haight Ashbury
  • Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius (Catalina Ironwood):    Bottom of Hermann Street, near the corner of Laguna/Market; Northeast corner of 19th/Connecticut, adjacent to church (several examples) on Potrero Hill
  • Magnolia campbellii (Campbell's magnolia): Across from 640 Stanyan (near Page) in Golden Gate Park
  • Magnolia grandiflora (southern magnolia):    18th Street and 20th Street between Dolores and Church (park side of street) in the Mission/Castro neighborhood
  • Magnolia x soulangia (saucer magnolia):    SW corner of Divisadero/Lombard, near 3137A       Divisadero
  • Magnolia stellata (star magnolia):    361 Oak/Octavia in Hayes Valley
  • Magnolia X vulcan (vulcan magnolia):  55 Hancock/Sanchez in the Castro
  • Malus (crabapple):    1567 Willard/Woodland in Parnassus Heights
  • Maytenus boaria (mayten):    Steiner Street just south of Waller, west side; 1248 5th Ave/Hugo, in the Inner Sunset
  • Melaleuca bracteata (black tea-tree; river tea-tree):  171 Lexington/19th Street in the Mission
  • Melaleuca ericifolia (heath melaleuca):   1010 Francisco/Polk on Russian Hill
  • Melaleuca linariifolia (flaxleaf paperbark):    127 8th/Lake in the Richmond; 170 Albion/17th in the Mission; 461 Chestnut/Powell in North Beach
  • Melaleuca nesophila (pink melaleuca):    517 Laidley in Glen Park; 3492 22nd/Dolores in Noe Valley
  • Melaleuca quinquenervia (cajeput):   679 Waller/Scott in the Haight-Ashbury (confirm)
  • Melaleuca styphelioides (prickly melaleuca):    SW corner of 19th/Missouri on Potrero Hill; 194-96 Albion/17th in the Mission
  • Melia azedarach (chinaberry):   3505 19th/Valencia - 19th Street side of corner, three trees nearest the corner, in the Mission
  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood):   486 Roosevelt Way in the Upper Market neighborhood; 2146 9th Avenue in Forest Hill
  • Metrosideros collina 'Springfire':   2560 Washington Street/Steiner, in Pacific Heights
  • Metrosideros excelsus (New Zealand Christmas):    Example of yellow-flowered 'Aurea' variety at 1221 Stanyan/17th in Cole Valley.  The biggest of the very few examples of the 'Aurea' variety (yellow flowers); this tree was planted by the late Victor Reiter, a renowned SF horticulturalist.
  • Metrosideros robusta (northern rata):   893 Clayton/Parnassus in Cole Valley; on Hayes just east of Pierce; in the churchyard of the Swedenborgian Church on Lyon near Washington in Pacific Heights
  • Michelia doltsopa (michelia):    1608-1610 Church/28th Street in Noe Valley; 326 Kirkham/7th Ave in the Inner Sunset
  • Michelia x foggii 'Jack Fogg':    518 Ellsworth Street (this variety really seems to love San Francisco - consider planting this tree!)
  • Morus alba (white mulberry):   330 Lexington/20th in the Mission; 1132 Page/Broderick in the Lower Haight; 566 40th Ave in the Outer Richmond
  • Myoporum laetum (myoporum):   415 Kirkham/8th in the Inner Sunset
  • Myrtus communis (common myrtle):   119 Collingwood/18th in the Castro
  • Nicotiana tomentosa: (no common name but in the tobacco family): 24th Street between Noe and Sanchez in Noe Valley, in front of a Victorian house (as of April 2015 was threatened by construction so may no longer be there).  Amazing flowers and very rare.
  • Olea europaea (olive):    in park bordering Carolina Street between 17th and Mariposa on Potrero Hill; 1830 Lyon/Sacramento in Pacific Heights
  • Oxydendrum arboreum (sourwood):    32 Mesa/9th Avenue in Forest Hill
  • Parajubaea cocoides (Quito palm):    33rd Avenue near Vicente in the Sunset, takes up most of the front yard; on Montcalm near Franconia, in Bernal Heights; at Theater Artaud (Florida between 17th and Mariposa in the Mission), the tall palm growing next to the large Brazilian pepper tree inside the courtyard.  Very well adapted to San Francisco climate.
  • Parajubaea torallyi (Bolivian Mountain Coconut):  just to the left of the very large wine palm as you face Theater Artaud, on Florida between 17th and Mariposa in the Mission.  A great palm for San Francisco, says Jason Dewees.
  • Paulownia tomentosa (empress tree):  Across from 163 Skyview/Aqua Vista
  • Persea americana (avocado):    992 Capp Street/25th in the Mission;; 438 Arkansas on Potrero Hill; 1011 South Van Ness/21st in the Mission
  • Persea indica (Madeira bay):    Southwest corner of Dolores Park, near 20th/Church (small grove of mult-trunked trees) in the Mission/Noe Valley
  • Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island palm):    lining Market from Castro to Valencia; lining the Embarcadero; also the principal palm on the Dolores Street median.  The 13 Canary Island palm trees on Quesada just west of 3rd Street are also standouts.  They're maintained by the Quesada Gardens Initiative, www.quesadagardens.org, a resident-led, all-volunteer group that is building community in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood through greening, sustainable food production, public art andevents.
  • Phoenix dactylifera (date palm):     in median on Dolores Street, near 30th Street, in the Mission
  • Phoenix reclinata (Senegal date palm):   2130 15th Street in the Mission; corner of Florida and 17th at Theater Artaud in the Mission.; Page Street just east of Pierce, south side of street
  • Photinia davidsoniae:    across from 1898 Fell Street in Golden Gate Park  panhandle.  Orange fruits.
  • Photinia serratifolia (Chinese photinia):    605 Castro/19th in the Castro
  • Pinus canariensis (Canary Island pine):    4800 17th/Cole in Cole Valley
  • Pinus patula (Mexican weeping pine):    18th between Carolina and Del Haro, south side of the street; 85 Jordan/California
  • Pinus pinaster (cluster pine; maritime pine):    2529 Fillmore/Jackson in Pacific Heights
  • Pinus pinea (Italian stone pine):     90 Woodland Ave in Cole Valley (two trees).  These trees are great, but I'm highlighting this address because the house is one of only two or three in the City built by the famous modernist architect  Richard Neutra.
  • Pinus radiata (Monterey pine):    320 Magellan/Dorantes in Forest Hill; corner of 10th/Lake (in median north of Lake)
  • Pinus roxburghii (chir pine):  corner of Elsie and Esmerelda Streets in Bernal Heights
  • Pinus thunbergii (Japanese black pine):    1020 Francisco on Russian Hill
  • Pinus torreyana (Torrey pine):    NW corner of Castro and Henry in the Castro (several examples on hill)
  • Pistacia chinensis (Chinese pistache):       880-884 Lombard/Jones on Russian Hill
  • Pittosporum crassifolium (seaside pittosporum):  701 Sansome/Jackson in the financial district
  • Pittosporum eugenioides (lemonwood):  southwest corner of Belvedere and Parnassus in Cole Valley
  • Pittosporum rhombifolium (Queensland pittosporum):    1297 Noe/26th (2nd tree from corner)
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium:   1124 Filbert on Russian Hill
  • Pittosporum tobira (tobira):   in the yard at 1300 Clayton (Deming Street side of property)
  • Pittosporum undulatum (Victorian box):    1403 Willard/Parnassus; 748 Clayton/Frederick in Cole Valley/Haight Ashbury
  • Platanus X acerfolia (London plane):   337 Arkansas/19th on Potrero Hill; Bryant between 6th and 7th in front of the Hall of Justice in SOMA; 230 San Anselmo/San Andreas in St. Francis Wood (most dramatic pollarded example)
  • Platanus orientalis (oriental plane):   3956-58 19th St./Sanchez in the Castro [may be P. racemosa (California sycamore)]
  • Platanus racemosa (California sycamore):   1499 Geary/Webster
  • Podocarpus macrophyllus (Yew Pine):   directly in front of Kabuki Theater on Post Street near Fillmore (next to some
  • Populus alba (white poplar) (perhaps 'Pyramidalis' variety - bolleana Poplar):   110-114 Steiner/Germania in the Lower Haight-Ashbury; in Golden Gate Park panhandle, directly across the street from the corner of Oak and Clayton
  • Populus nigra 'Italica' (Lombardy Poplar):   in park bordered by Davis, Washington, the     Embarcadero and Clay in the financial district (many example
  • Prunus amygdalus (Almond):   Across street from 3120 23rd/Folsom (several fruiting trees interspersed between several Castenea sativas
  • Prunus cerasifera (purple leaf plum):  59 Woodland Avenue in Cole Valley
  • Prunus X yedoensis 'akebono' (daybreak cherry):    1324 willard/Carl in Cole Valley
  • Prunus laurocerasus (English Laurel):   770 3rd Avenue/Cabrillo in the Richmond; west side of Ashbury, between Downey and Clayton, in Cole Valley
  • Prunus lyonii (Catalina cherry):   1413 Dolores Street in the Mission
  • Prunus lusitanica (Portugal laurel):    in Golden Gate Park panhandle across the street from 1898 Fell/Cole, near a Photinia davidsoniaii
  • Prunus serrulata (Flowering cherry):   Noe Street between 23rd/24th, west side, in Noe Valley
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir):   in side yard at 415 Liberty/Sanchez in the Castro; 350     Collingwood/20th in the Castro
  • Pyrus calleryana (Flowering Pear):   2100 block of Bryant (trees closest to 20th St.) in the Mission; 436 Cole/Fell in the Haight Ashbury; 239 Connecticut on Potrero Hill
  • Pyrus kawakamii (Evergreen Pear):   1299 18th/Texas in Potrero Hill; 457 Fair Oaks/25th (in front of church) in the Mission
  • Quercus agrifolia (coast Live oak): southwest corner of Noe/19th in the Castro; across street from 43 Noe/Duboce in the Castro; 1514 Sanchez/28th in Noe Valley
  • Quercus coccinea (Scarlet oak) :   Across from 3473 25th Street/Valencia in the Mission (very small tree, between two cherry trees); 3887-3889 20th Street in the Mission; 330-340 San Jose Avenue in the Mission
  • Quercus ilex (Holm oak, Holly oak):   Across from 451 7th Avenue in the Richmond; 1646 Lyon/Pine in Lower Pacific Heights
  • Quercus kelloggii (black oak):    1145 Shotwell Street in the Mission
  • Quercus palustris (Pin oak):   2155 Filbert/Webster in Pacific Heights
  • Quercus robur (English oak):   819 Francisco on Russian Hill (large tree adjacent to large Italian Stone Pine)
  • Quercus rubra (northern red oak):  842-844 York/20th in the Mission
  • Quercus suber (cork oak):  4736 17th/Cole in Cole Valley (a beautiful specimen)
  • Quillaja saponaria (soapbark tree):     2760 Sacramento/Scott in Pacific Heights; 736-38 Masonic/Hayes, north of the Golden Gate Park panhandle
  • Radermachera sinica (China doll tree): across street from 3465 22nd Street/Fair Oaks; 1099 Dolores (backyard)/24th Street
  • Rhamnus alaternus (Italian buckthorn):   1245 Howard/9th in SOMA
  • Rhaphiolepis indica (India hawthorn):    1435 45th/Judah; 3451 22nd/Fair Oaks in the Mission
  • Rhopalostylis sapida (Nikau palm):   1745 20th Street/Wisconsin (against house on Wisconsin St. side); 2670 17th Avenue/Wawona in the Sunset; also one inside courtyard at Theater Artaud (17th/Florida) in the Mission.
  • Robinia ambigua (locust):  Bartlett on either side of 22ndin the Mission (larger trees south of 22nd; smaller trees 'Idahoensis' variety); Harrison between 20th and Mistral (variety uncertain) in the Mission
  • Salix babylonica (weeping willow):  In Alamo Square, borderingwest and north sides of the Square
  • Salix matsudana Tortuosa'  (twisted hankow willow):   Just downhill from 78 Clipper/Church in Noe Valley; across from 629 Union/Columbus in Washington Square Park, in North Beach
  • Sapium sebiferum (Chinese tallow tree)  3638 16th Street/Market in the Castro
  • Schinus molle (California pepper):  4019 26th Street/Sanchez in Noe Valley
  • Schinus polygama (Chilean pepper tree):  589-91 Dolores/19th in the Mission
  • Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper):   corner of 3rd St./Yosemite in the Bayview
  • Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia):   Garfield Square between Harrison, Treat, 25th and 26th (several large examples) in the Mission; 1000 block of Green Street, south side, in Russian Hill
  • Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood):    Just uphill from Lyon and Green in Pacific Heights; in park next to Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District
  • Sophora japonica (Japanese pagoda tree):  1751 Newhall/Revere in the Bayview
  • Syagrus romanzoffianum (Queen palm): 1601 Mariposa/Connecticut on Potrero Hill
  • Syncarpia glomulifera (turpentine tree):   24th Avenue between Santiago and Taraval, across street from 2333 24th; across from 63 Scott, in the park bordering the fence (resembles a New Zealand Christmas tree somewhat)
  • Syzygium paniculatum (brush cherry)  50 San Buenaventura/St. Francis in St. Francis Wood (entire street is lined with this tree); 2339 12th Avenue in Forest Hill
  • Syringa vulgaris (lilac)  2710 Harrison/23rd (right of property as you face the house, inside the fence) in the Mission
  • Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma cypress)  in Dolores Park, directly across from the Christian Science Church on Dolores Street between 19th and 20th
  • Taxus baccata (English yew):  275 Pacheco/Marcela in Forest Hill; corner of Hyde/Greenwich in Sterling Park
  • Tibouchina chinea (princess tree):  east side of Willard Street, south of Belmont, in Cole Valley
  • Tilia americana (American linden, basswood):   just downhill from 1375 Sacramento on Nob Hill, there is a narrow sidewalk street.  Walk down it, and the tree (it's very large) is on your right
  • Tilia cordata (little-leaf linden):  1955 9th/Pacheco in the Sunset; 425 Alabama/Mariposa in the Mission
  • Tilia cordite 'Greenspire' (Greenspire little-leaf linden):   200 Fair Oaks (23rd Street side of building) in the Mission
  • Trachycarpus fortunei (windmill palm):   17th Street between Bryant and Alabama - south side, in the Mission
  • Tristaniopsis laurina (small-leaf tristania):    738 Ashbury/Frederick in Cole Valley; 317 Castro/Market in the Castro
  • Tristaniopsis laurina 'Elegant(small-leaf tristania, 'Elegant' variety):  3607 22nd/Church in Noe Valley 
  • Ulmus americana (American elm):  On the Filbert Steps, just down the steps from Montgomery Street, next to the sign for Darrell Lane
  • Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese elm):     245-255 Hartford/19th in the Castro; many examples on Folsom between 24th and 26th (both sides) in the Mission
  • Ulmus procera (English elm):     79 Woodland/Parnassus in Cole Valley
  • Umbellularia californica (California bay):     2694 McAllister (at corner of McAllister and Willard North) in the Richmond.  Uphill from 1933 Jones/Union, next to building, on Russian Hill
  • Washingtonia filifera (California fan palm):    Ocean Avenue, various locations (planted all along this long avenue)
  • Washingtonia robusta (Mexican fan palm):     1279 7th/Judah in the Sunset
  • Wigandia urens: across street from Eliza's Restaurant on 18th Street, near Connecticut (in yard, over fence) on Potrero Hill
  • Wollemia nobilis (wollemi pine):   106 Yukon (small tree next to adjacent house)
  • Xylosma congest (shiny xylosma):  Mission Pool & Playground on Valencia south of 19th Street)
  • Yucca gigantea (aka yucca elephantipes) (giant yucca):   4206 23rd/Diamond in Noe Valley
  • Zelkova serrata (sawleaf zelkova):   190 Buchanan/Bush in Pacific Heights
  • Ziziphus jujuba (jujube tree):  491 Pennsylvania Street on Potrero Hill