SUFA was founded in the Fall of 2014 to protect and increase Sunnyvale’s urban forest. SUFA supports the implementation of the Sunnyvale Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP).

The Sunnyvale Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) was adopted unanimously by the Sunnyvale City Council on September 16, 2014. Within the UFMP there is a provision for the formation of a volunteer group in Sunnyvale to work with the City in the care and growth of the urban forest. SUFA was founded shortly after the UFMP was adopted.

The group consists of volunteers of any age who are interested in promoting and protecting the urban forest in Sunnyvale. SUFA works closely together with the City, but is a separate entity.

SUFA works with the City of Sunnyvale in its efforts to protect existing trees and to plant and care for new ones. We will also work with residents in the care and promotion of trees on private property.