Monday, January 9, 2012

Just One Tree campaign in SF

This message was just forwarded to us from Chris, who added:
"You can register any trees (all of them, not just meyer lemon, and not just on your own property) at http://urbanforestmap.org – once you’ve input the general information about your tree(s), the web site gives you values of how much energy your tree conserves, how much stormwater it intercepts, air pollutants removed, and CO2 reduced."

The original message:

Do you have a lemon tree in your garden or do you have a friend or neighbor who does? I'm trying to get folks who have lemon (or other fruit) trees to register them on the SF Urban Forest Map as a first step prior to launching the Just One Tree project this year. The goal of JOT is for San Francisco to become sustainable in a beautiful and easy to grow crop - Meyer Lemons, providing a global model that any city can be more self-sufficient in a number of crops--even without much land! 
We need only 12,000 lemon trees to be completely self-sufficient (3lbs/per capita per year) and there are an estimated 3-4,000 lemon trees already planted -- we just need to find them! I'd like to get them mapped before we launch the JOT campaign because the goal will be very achievable even more quickly.  
Here's where you (or anyone else) can register your lemon tree: http://www.fuf.net/resources/sfTreeMap.html We will have a website up soon that will have everything anyone needs to know about buying, planting, caring for, sharing excess production, and even recipes for lemons. It will also have a list and information about another 11 fruit trees that do very well in San Francisco -- the delicious dozen. Stay tuned!  
Best regards, Isabel  
P.S. Please feel free to send me a photo of your lemon tree (ideally
with a city view and not just the fruit) and your lemon recipes!

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