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Greener Than Thou: Just Add Trees— Seriously

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Greener Than Thou is our report on San Francisco’s obsession with all things green, giving credit where credit is due and calling bullshit when the need arises. Feeling morally superior on the green front? Testify!

While admittedly hesitant to use the word "trees" in a headline following last week's grievous attempt, we're going to risk it again, this time sans subtlety. Trees blanket twelve percent of San Francisco's topography— that's 660,000 trees and counting, as Gavin plans for 25,000 more by 2010, the magical year by which the whole city will be Greener Than Thou. Shockingly enough, the city doesn't have the cash to make it happen— enter the ever-industrious Planning Department, which is formulating a $200,000 budget to plant and maintain the trees. Bob Ross would be proud.

In other news: The California Department of General Services has made it easier for greenie builders to find their bretheren: the country's first online database of green buildings uses mapping technology to record every green building in the state. Monumental.
· Urban forest has potential to branch out [Examiner]
· State develops online database of green buildings [EB Business Times]
· Plan to Plan City Streetscape Plan REVEALED: Just Add Trees! [Curbed SF]