To the east, note the tall rusting steel plates, a sculpture by the renowned artist Richard Serra. 2600 Union            Red-flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia), Southwest Australia (tree is on Divisadero; this tree loves San Francisco’s climate; the flowers on this specimen are orange), Turn right/uphill at Divisidero. 140 Swiss              Purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’), Eurasia (a selection of purple-leaf plum from a Bakersfield nursery), 46. Trees of San Francisco introduces readers to the rich variety of trees that thrive in San Francisco's unique conditions. California native (Channel Islands). 75 Potomac            Purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera), Eurasia, Turn left on Waller. 3102 Castro             Glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum), South China, ***Cross Castro carefully to Laidley Street***, Laidley Street, Castro to Roanoke, southeast side, 7. 15 - it will be up on this site by Tuesday. Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec -5% de réduction . 1220 - 9th     Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus), New Zealand, 2. 2550 Baker            European weeping birch (Betula pendula), Eurasia (not usually well-adapted to San Francisco), 37. Crabapple (Malus sp. 700 Irving              Red ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon), E & SE Australia (tree is on 8th, across the street), 39. Full block of Roanoke       London plane trees (Platanus x acerifolia), hybrid of Eastern USA species and European species (these trees, on both sides of the street, have been pollarded in the past (pollarding means the repeated removal of the upper branches of a tree, which promotes the growth of a dense head of foliage and branches), Laidley Street, Roanoke to Castro, northwest side, New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium ‘Ruby Glow’), 22. 200 - 32nd   Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’, CA native (two well-grown specimens), ***Please cross the street carefully; the tour will backtrack towards California Street from this point. 3503 - 23rd            Pasopaya palm (Parajubaea torallyi), Bolivian Andes (5 trees; very rare tree on San Francisco’s streets), 39. Numbered trees are labeled with common and scientific names and country of origin, all written in white chalk on the sidewalk; accompanying numbers, in blue, run from 1 to 43. of the smallest tree canopies of any major U.S. city (13.7%), less than Chicago ... San Francisco (Calif.). At China Basin Street, the walk heads further west along the park’s southern edge, dipping into the park for a single fine specimen of oak. Official page Celebrating beauty in San Francisco, one tree at a time. We seek to transform the way the City works through the use of data. 1888 Golden Gate              Primrose tree (Lagunaria patersonii), Australia & South Pacific Islands, tree of heaven, AKA “the tree that grows in Brooklyn” (Ailanthus altissima), Broderick Street, Golden Gate to Turk, west side. In addition, there was Eric Walther’s formidable knowledge and the pre-Strybing Arboretum collection of plants at the Water Works in the Park, from which Victor had the privilege of getting cuttings. From there, it heads southwest on West Portal to 14th Avenue, then northwest on 14th, and southwest on Wawona Street to 15th Avenue. 884 York    Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Brazil (2 trees are across the street), 50. 2925 York              Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus), E Australia, 59. 1716 Quesada         Boxleaf azara (Azara microphylla), Chile, 5. Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis), Canary Islands (the grove of tall pines                                            surrounding Koret Quad), 38. 250 Wawona         Saratoga laurel (Laurus azorica ‘Saratoga’), Azores and Canary Islands (selected form introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation), 21. The 1952 LaRochette catalogue is a fuchsia connoisseur’s prize in itself, with its enthusiastic listing of introductions that are now scattered in gardens all over San Francisco and elsewhere. Disease and pest resistant. 1721 Revere          Italian bay tree (Laurus nobilis), Mediterranean Basin, 29. 925 Alabama         Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatum), E Australia (an uncommonly tall specimen), 11. The large New Zealand Christmas tree (Metrosideros excelsa) at that address is (in this author’s opinion) the best specimen of the species on San Francisco’s streets. Elegant homes perch along tree-lined streets affording magnificent views north to the Bay. 34. 1772-1790 Vallejo  Northern rātā (Metrosideros robusta), New Zealand (very rare in San Francisco; this is a “City Champion” - the biggest of its kind in the City!) 648 Waller             Cajeput tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia), E Australia (one of the largest in SF), 24. [NOTE: we chalked a new tour in the Glen Park neighborhood yesterday (10-25-20); that tour should be up on this site very soon!]. I believe in “right tree in the right place”, so red gums doesn’t belong everywhere. The walk heads west on California Street to 32nd Avenue, then north on 32nd for half a block, crosses 32nd and returns to California, then heads east on California to 31st, north on 31st to Sea View, east on Sea View to 30th, north on 30th to Lake Street, then returns south on 30th to California, and back to its beginning at 31st. 1856 McAllister     Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’), a variety of a Eurasian species, 13. 200 Vicente           Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis), Canary Islands, Madrone Street, Vicente to Ulloa, west side, 42. 2826 - 22nd            Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Brazil (tree is across the street), 23. This was followed by years of fuchsia breeding in an attempt to improve the size quality and color range of garden fuchsias. Victor Reiter took some cuttings from that tree in 1933, and planted one in his garden in 1944, which eventually became the largest Arbutus ‘Marina’ in existence (approximately 40’ tall). The story of the quest for the all-double-white fuchsia has already been recorded in the Journal.[6]. ), 20. 387 Wawona         Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Southern Brazil (2 trees), 11. Turn left, and head west on the south side of Lincoln Way. The swampy gorge filled with willow trees was cleared. 2750 Green              Deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara), Himalayas, 3. almost parallel with us for the next thirty miles . 861 Baker               Avocado tree (Persea americana), Mexico & Central America, 22. Many of the trees are planted in block-long monocultures, where we have chosen not to locate by address but by block. 23. Sutro is like no other in this city; the size alone, combined with his extraordinary plant collection, made this a “must see” for visiting garden enthusiasts. I’ve noticed that the we’re seeing more and more maple trees on our streets (familiar to my brother Mark), but our urban forest is gradually losing some of the color that makes San Francisco special. Arthur Menzies had left the nursery and returned to the Park and the Strybing Arboretum. 2424 Gough           London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia), hybrid of Eastern USA species and European species (these trees were pollarded early in their lives, but have since been allowed to take a more natural shape), 32. 2745 Broderick        Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Southeast USA (state tree of Mississippi), Turn left on Union. This was Victor’s Mediterranean period, when he introduced, among others, Helleborus corsicus Putoria calabrica, Aphyllanthes monspeliensis and the hybrid broom ‘Geoffrey Skipwith,’ which Eric later featured so successfully at the Strybing Arboretum. 4038 - 23rd             Marri (Corymbia calophylla), W Australia (looks like a white-flowered Corymbia ficifolia, #46, but this is a distinct species with white flowers and differently shaped fruits, 41. European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), NW Europe to Iran (this is the tree on both sides of Bridgeview Way from Mission Bay Blvd North to China Basin St), ***Cross to the Mission Bay Commons Park, between Mission Bay Blvd North and South, Mission Bay Commons Park, Bridgeview to 3rd St, northside walk, 5. 990 Monterey        Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia), California native! Reiter Sr. moved the family to 1195 Stanyan Street in 1926. 715 Baker               Mayten (Maytenus boaria), Chile (this vigorous tree is sending up shoots in nearby tree boxes and in cracks in the sidewalk), Baker Street, Golden Gate to Turk, west side. 605 Elizabeth           Washington thorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum) Eastern USA, berries of Washington thorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum), 3. Then turn cross California Street and head east on the north side of California. After a few meetings, rapport was established and a permanent society emerged as the California Horticultural Society, usually known today as Cal Hort. Elizabeth Street, Castro to Diamond, south side, 2. 298 - 32nd   Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis), Canary Islands (2 trees) This is the same palm that lines the Embarcadero and upper Market Street, and there are many Canary Island palms in the Dolores Street median. For this week’s tour, we return to the Mission District, a fantastic neighborhood for gardens and tree diversity. 46. West Portal Avenue, Vicente St to 14th Ave, northwest side, 1. The California fan palm, with the thicker trunk, is very rare in San Francisco, and it’s interesting to see it next to its thinner-trunked relative at this address. 2231 Steiner            Olive (Olea europaea), Mediterranean Basin, 8. 662 Elizabeth           Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia), East Asia (2 trees across the street), 5. To this was added the constant flow of horticultural personalities with whom Victor was delighted to share his time. 24. **Step into Duboce Park and note the beautiful grove of gray-leaved olives (Olea europaea) to the left (east) and the sturdy tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) to the right (west). argentea), Algeria  and Morocco, 40. 1872 McAllister     Dwarf southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’), Southeast USA, 12. If you’re a tree enthusiast, buy all three books! 175 Germania          Sweet michelia (Magnolia doltsopa), Himalayas (fragrant flowers appear in winter), 5. 4942 - 3rd    Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia), E Asia (in the median on Quesada, opposite the rear of The African Outlet), 3. This pattern of London plane, lemon bottlebrush, privet, and Victorian box continues for most of the length of West Portal, on both sides of the street. This was augmented with a white polyanthus rose, four o’clocks (Mirabilis), Cestrum aurantiacum, mignonette, and apricot seedlings, all of which he had gleaned from the surrounding rubble-filled lots which remained after the 1906 fire and earthquake. The neighborhood is filled with large and elegant homes, often with spectacular views of the Bay, and a number of international consulates. 282 - 31st   New Zealand Christmas tree, pōhutukawa in Māori (Metrosideros excelsa), New Zealand. Sadly, Mr. Reiter never wrote all the stories down, never strolled through his vast garden with tape recorder in hand, so some memories are lost forever – a lesson other collectors might note. **Note the beautifully planted succulent garden at 608 Kirkham. Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle), Peru, Chile, The tree really (a Peruvian pepper tree - Schinus molle) is incidental to this park - it’s the grasses that make this park so beautiful…, A grove of coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). The family planted the curiosity on the street in front of their home at this address, and, more than 70 years later, the tree is thriving - a beautiful mutant with an amazing pedigree. Following established custom, a brief outline of the award recipient’s background is published in the Journal. 864 Chenery          Olive (Olea europaea), Mediterranean Basin (across the street), 53. Just before 4th Street is a dense bosque (a formally planted “forest” of trees, from the Spanish word for forest) of European hornbeams. Terry Francois Blvd, 16th to Warriors Way, west side. 2759 Union             Blackwood acacia (Acacia melanoxylon), Southeast Australia, Cross the Street at Baker and backtrack on Union’s north side. 2880 Vallejo          Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle), Peru, Chile, 33. 232 - 30th               Blackwood acacia (Acacia melanoxylon), SE Australia (4 trees; the largest is among the most shapely in SF), 28. Midway to El Dorado Street, the tour crosses Channel Street and leads down a shaded pedestrian passage to Long Bridge Street, then heads west briefly before crossing to the walkway along the eastern side of Mission Bay Kids’ Park. Reiter not only collected plants, but also created new cultivars by breeding and hybridizing plants; the nursery was especially famous for its fuchsia introductions. 218 Wawona         Boxleaf azara (Azara microphylla), Chile. 690 Miramar       Pindo palm (Butia odorata), Southern Brazil & Uruguay, Miramar Avenue, Eastwood to Northwood, east side, 17. 243 Vicente           Primrose tree (Lagunaria patersonii), Australia and South Pacific Islands, 34. 22. 138 Vicksburg        Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), Iran, Cross 24th Street, and turn right on 24th. 286 - 30th               Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana), hybrid of E Asian species; also a Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), SE USA (across the street), Red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) in front of Mission High School on 18th Street near Dolores. In The Trees of San Francisco he has combined his passions, offering a striking and handy compendium of botanical information, historical tidbits, cultivation hints, and more.Sullivan's introduction details the history of trees in the city, a fairly recent phenomenon. 1714 Revere          Golden rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata), China & Korea, 32. VI:  182, [5] The Outdoor Culture of Fuchsia in Coastal California (Reiter) Vol. 359 Wawona           Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), E USA to Mexico & C America (good fall color, even in SF), 9. Plants from the University of California Botanic Garden were also available, supplying new “loot” from South America. 250 Wawona         Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus), E Australia, 22. Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata), E Asia (the dominant tree along the pedestrian passageway running north from Mission Bay Blvd), 24. 227 Vicente           Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei), China, Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis), Western Mediterranean Basin, 32. On Friday, April 27 we celebrate Arbor Day, and it’s a great time to consider planting a tree in front of your home. His first horticultural interests appeared, in 1909, at 1455 Sacramento Street, where a small backyard plot was assigned to “Bebe.”  Here he grew marijuana from a canary bird seed mixture and sunflowers from parrot seed. 2552 Baker            Purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera), Eurasia (formerly San Francisco’s most planted tree, but rarely planted now). I'm going to be doing a round trip from LA to Las Vegas to San Francisco and down the coastal road to LA again. Full block               Ficus (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’), S Asia. White arrows on the pavement provide directions whenever a turn is needed. 91 Westwood        Trident maple (Acer buergerianum), East Asia (tree is across the street), 49. Reiter, himself, in 1961, wrote a fascinating history of the early days of the California Horticultural Society, in which he played an important role:  https://calhortsociety.org/about/cal-hort-first-31-years/ Six years later, the Society gave Reiter its annual award (I think it was a kind of “lifetime achievement award”), and published a “brief outline of the award recipient’s background”. 2301 Pacific           London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia), hybrid of Eastern USA species and European species (these 8 trees, wrapping around the corner onto Webster, have been pleached; google it to see what that’s all about. The rocks are red and crumbly—sometimes they are made up of granite pushed 101 San Ramon       Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), Argentina, Bolivia (who would think it survive this far west in SF; perhaps another sign of a warming climate), 8. No longer would “the plant be the thing” but, hereafter, “the best suitable plant would be the thing.”. Spotted gum (Corymbia maculata), E Australia (an undeservedly rare tree with beautiful bark, well adapted to SF;) planted on both sides of Terry Francois north to Mission. 1205 - 10th             Silver dollar gum (Eucalyptus polyanthemos), SE Australia; the juvenile foliage looks like a silver dollar. 2476 - 22nd      Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), Argentina, Bolivia. He built the first GE electric cold frames in San Francisco and early readers of this Journal may remember his article on the use of auxin-like substances to stimulate the rootings of cuttings.[1]. 2600 Diamond      Red-flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia), Southwest  Australia (tree is on Sussex; this tree loves SF’s climate), 35. The walk heads west along Mission Bay Blvd North to 3rd Street, then north on 3rd to China Basin Street, west on China Basin to 4th Street, and north on 4th to Channel Street. In … At Warriors Way, the walk heads west to Bridgeview Way, then north on Bridgeview to Pierpoint Lane, mid-block, east through Pierpoint to Terry Francois Blvd again, and north to the starting point at Mission Bay Commons Park. Sullivan's introduction details the history of trees in the city, a fairly recent phenomenon. The nursery trade still propagates some of these.[2]. Glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum) - the first tree ever planted by Friends of the Urban Forest in April 1981! 44 Southwood        Japanese blueberry tree (Elaeocarpus decipiens), Eastern Asia, 6. 2689 Sacramento    African fern pine (Afrocarpus gracilior), East and South Africa, 4. Victor, Sr. would do the hybridizing and Victor Jr. would grow the seedlings to maturity – thousands of them . We picked the location of this tour in part because of this tree - it is one of San Francisco’s most notable trees. And indeed, all of the many hundreds of New Zealand Christmas trees on San Francisco’s streets have red flowers — except for this one, which blooms every May and June with spectacular yellow flowers. Sacramento Street, Scott to Pierce, north side. Chinese flame tree (Koelreuteria bipinnata) - biggest one in San Francisco! 1772 Vallejo          Tītoki tree (Alectryon excelsus), New Zealand (a “City Champion”: the biggest of its kind in San Francisco), **Return to Gough and turn left to head uphill/south**, Gough Street, Vallejo to Broadway, east side, 31. A glorious glut of plants was being accumulated. Schoenstein & Sons Pipe Organs building. 3. 1717 Revere          Northern California walnut (Juglans hindsii), Northern California valleys. 100 West Portal       London plane tree (Platanus x acerifolia), hybrid of Eastern USA species and European species (there are clusters of London plane trees at each intersection along West Portal), 2. A karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus) from New Zealand on 9th Avenue - the only one we know of in San Francisco! The garden has a number of remarkable specimens from New Zealand, including cabbage palms (Cordyline australis), northern ratas (Metrosideros robusta) and a rare yellow-flowering New Zealand Christmas tree (Metrosideros excelsa ‘Aurea’). Landscape Architecutre Section, San Francisco (Calif.) Board of Supervisors, San Francisco (Calif.). 67 Potomac            Japanese crabapple (Malus floribunda), Japan (flowers heavily in early April), 21. 614 Kirkham          Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatum) E Australia. 195 St. Elmo          Sweet michelia (Magnolia doltsopa), Himalayas (big, white fragrant flowers appear in winter), St. Elmo Way at Monterey, northwest corner, 27. Victor Reiter’ Echeveria ‘Carla Reiter’ – until it becomes clear that this unassuming family would prefer showcasing other families’ gems. Click here for our Westwood Park tour. 2. We’ve provided this long introduction to the itinerary since street addresses are not always obvious in the neighborhood. 70 Potomac            Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), Argentina, Bolivia. 1477 Grove            Sydney golden wattle (Acacia longifolia), Southeastern Australia (across the street at the corner of the San Francisco Health Care & Rehab Center), 42. Eriobotrya deflexa), E Asia, 21. Douglass Street, Elizabeth to 23rd, west side, 13. 305 Steiner             Kapuka (Griselinia littoralis), New Zealand (tree is across the street), 41. 17. 109 Madrone         Hollywood juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Torulosa’ or ‘Kaizuka’), East Asia, Ulloa Street, Madrone to Wawona, south side, 47. 300 Wawona         Mayten (Maytenus boaria), Chile, Wawona Street, 14th to Vicente, northwest side, 19. 1600 block of Newhall      Primrose tree (Lagunaria patersonii), Australia & S Pacific Islands                (across the street, running the full block alongside the Bridgeview  Teaching & Learning Garden, a project of the Quesada Gardens Initiative), 18. This blog post is an attempt to address that oversight. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Electronics Books Customer Service Gift Ideas Home Computers Gift Cards Sell If you’re a tree enthusiast, buy all three books! For new plants, he bred his own, on site, then offered them for sale in his LaRochette nursery, which his father started years before. These trees were full of fruit that will soon be “odoriferous” on the street. 7. 2760 Sacramento    Soapbark tree (Quillaja saponaria), Chile (2 other trees, across the street and at 2730 Sacramento; very rare in San Francisco). 4042 - 23rd             Marina strawberry tree (Arbutus ‘Marina’), hybrid of Mediterranean species (first introduced in San Francisco - the interesting San Francisco story can be found here), 40. 775 Chenery          Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatum), East Australia (white flowers, very fragrant), 55. 709 Elizabeth           Kwanzan flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’), East Asia, 9. Plant information was supplied to newspapers, magazines, horticultural writers and home gardeners, all of whom seemed to phone at any hour of the day or night, or on holidays of any denomination. Head west on California Street, then turn right on 32nd Avenue. Islands. ), Eastern Australia, 40. 3446 - 22nd            Australian willow (Geijera parviflora), East and Southeast Australia. Tour starting point - the now-abandoned Russian Consulate at 2790 Green Street, [NOTE: we chalked a tour of the NOPA neighborhood on Sunday/Nov. It then heads east on Chenery, north on Castro Street, northeast on Laidley Street for 2 ½ blocks, then back to Castro. 849 Faxon              African fern pine (Afrocarpus gracilior), Eastern & Southern Africa, 46. Find the travel option that best suits you. In Mr. Reiter’s words:  “The big Freeze drove the dirt gardeners out of their burrows most successfully … the unprecedented icy blasts from out of the Arctic swept over Northern California leaving its gardens ravaged and its gardeners broken hearted.”  Thus the California Horticultural Society was born out of resolve of Mr. Reiter and other early participants to “pattern some of the features of our fledgling after that great organization – the Royal Horticultural Society – whose objective is the advancement of horticulture in all its branches.”. San Francisco's cool Mediterranean climate has made it home to interesting and unusual trees from all over the world - trees as colorful and exotic as the city itself. I still remember my brother Mark visiting from upstate New York a few years ago - as we passed a red gum in the Mission, he turned to me and said “Wow - what’s THAT tree”?! Japanese pagoda tree (Styphnolobium japonicum; syn. Washington Street, Octavia to Laguna, south side, 37. This week’s tour is just east of Lincoln Park in the Richmond District and neighboring Seacliff, a neighborhood of beautiful homes and richly planted front gardens. The Reiters acquired an adjacent acre of Sutro Forest, and Victor, Jr. met Lewis Allen and Eric Walther, both of Golden Gate Park. 1495 - 11th             Hercules tree aloe (Aloidendron, syn. 2850 Lake              Hybrid tea tree (Leptospermum ‘Dark Shadows’), Australia (flowering in the shadows near the corner of the house). I:  71, [2] Echeveria Hybrids (Walther) Vol. Then continue to Mission Bay Blvd South. 66 Westwood        Peppermint willow (Agonis flexuosa), Southwest Australia, 50. 1. 240 Manor             English holly (Ilex aquifolium), Western Europe & North Africa, 33B. Cities, just as quickly lose their living collections. If you click on the link, you’ll go to a map of San Francisco where each of the trees is represented by a dot at its location. This is a gorgeous tree, and we think it’s a “City Champion” - the biggest of this species in in San Francisco. 22. Each plant, each family has its colorful history at every turn in the garden. 2850 - 22nd            Australian willow (Geijera parviflora), E & SE Australia (2 trees are on Alabama; this tree does best in the warmer neighborhoods of SF). 1248 - 9th     Glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum), S China, 4. [1] All footnote references are to articles in the California Horticultural Society Journal. [NOTE: we just chalked a tour, of Pacific Heights today - that tour will be up on the site in a couple of days. 4131 - 23rd             Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle), Peru, Chile, 31. Then, Eric introduced Victor to Alice Eastwood at the California Academy of Sciences, which had a treasury of botanical books. The tour begins on Steiner Street near Germania Street and ends at Steiner and Haight streets, two blocks to the north. La Rochette never fully recovered from the Big Freeze in its tender plant department. China doll tree (Radermachera sinica) - a City Champion - biggest in San Francisco by far! Now backtrack on 30th and head south, on the east side of the street. 1868 Vallejo          Lemon bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus), Eastern Australia (2 trees flank the entry walk; the crushed leaves smell of lemon), Vallejo Street, east of Gough, north side, Northern rātā (Metrosideros robusta) - San Francisco’s largest example of this species. A surprisingly warm, picture-perfect autumn day welcomed us for our seventeenth tree tour, offering up some uncommon and interesting trees along the gently curving streets and in the many horticulturally rich front gardens—somewhat surprising since this can be a fairly foggy neighborhood. 1288 - 11th             Monkey-hand tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon), S Mexico and Guatemala (tree is near the corner of Irving Street; note the curious flowers, which look like a monkey’s outstretched hand), 18. ), 33. 2. Green Street, Baker to Broderick, north side, 1. Glen Park is one of the most charming and distinctive neighborhoods in San Francisco. Later, importations of plants were made from abroad notably from England, Ireland and France. 2397 Bryant           Brisbane box (Lophostemon confertus), E Australia, 29. 655 Chenery             Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), Monterey to Southwest  Oregon; CA coastal native (tallest tree species in the world), 2. 380 Wawona         Torbay Dazzler cabbage tree (Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’), New Zealand, 13. La Rochette acquired a large collection and imported new European fuchsias but, with the concept of “plant quality” inspired by Dr. Mitchell, the nursery became exceedingly select in its offerings. Victor Reiter, Jr. - photo credit George Waters. 736 Masonic            Soapbark tree (Quillaja saponaria), Chile (city champion; biggest of this species in San Francisco! 802 Page                Saratoga laurel (Laurus azorica), Azores and Canary Islands (selected form introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation), Page Street, Pierce to Steiner, south side, 36. This tree walk begins at Bird & Beckett Books, on Chenery Street—certainly one of the most popular independent bookstores in town. 2672 Sacramento    Carob (Ceratonia siliqua), Eastern Mediterranean Basin (seed pods can be used to make a chocolate substitute— though not recommended for true chocolate lovers), 5. 861 Baker               Tītoki tree (Alectryon excelsus), New Zealand (a very rare tree in San Francisco, but we think undeservedly rare! 35. In the midst of all this activity, the second great tragedy struck – World War II. 2749 Union             Moreton Bay fig (Ficus macrophylla), Eastern  Australia (note the aerial roots emerging from the trunk), Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis), 9. 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