This week, the SFDPW and Bureau of Urban Forestry planted approximately twenty city-maintained trees on Church St. between 22nd & 30th Streets. They've managed to fill in most of the "dead spots," creating a corrider that should green very nicely as the trees mature.
Our only gripe is that they're all Magnolias - they'll smell nice a few times a year and drop non-degrading leaves the rest. Noe Valley residents and businesses already have enough trouble cleaning up the detritus that blows in from the west and settles on Church St.
Since Church Street is also part of the City's effort to save money by cleaning the streets only every other week, hopefully the tree maintenance people will do some raking.
[NVSF: Street Trees: Green Your Sidewalk!]
[NVSF: Dirtier Streets, Confusion to Ensue]