Repeal tree climbing law.
  • Petitioning City of San Francisco

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Repeal tree climbing law.

    1. Josh Gross
    2. Petition by

      Josh Gross

      San Francisco, CA

 

Our teacher was ticketed and sent to court for climbing a tree. We think children and adults should be able to climb trees. For children it’s a part of growing up and for adults it is memories that you don’t want to forget.

This is the law we would like to protest against and change.

F)Climb or lie upon any treeshrubmonumentwallfenceshelterfountainstatutebuildingconstruction or structure is prohibited.

  

To:
City of San Francisco
Repeal tree climbing law.

We all think that is taking away part of childhood not letting kids climb trees. Most kids don't have a big backyard filled with trees. So we go to the park to climb trees. If we fall it is not the city's fault. We get bumps and bruises but that is part of growing up, and we can't takeaway the limited childhood.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Why we climb trees

      Josh Gross
      Petition Organizer

      "because we don't have wings..."

    2. Thank you for saying this

      Josh Gross
      Petition Organizer

      A big comment the stood out was this comment.

      Daniel Bigler
      Because *kids* need to climb trees — and the world needs kids who need to climb trees. Research by environmentalists like Rachel Carson, Richard Louv, and Edith Cobb overwhelmingly demonstrates how the single most likely predictor of an adult's attitude toward nature is whether they were given the opportunity to play in (and with) nature as a child. Children who got that exposure go on to hold strong environmentalist values and a direct commitment to caring for nature; kids who didn't, however, later demonstrate a disconnect with nature that isn't so easily remedied. Basically: kid climbs a tree today, tomorrow that's one more environmentalist saving the forest.

      Thank you for saying this.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Thank you!!

      Josh Gross
      Petition Organizer

      I would like to say thank you for helping us repel this law. Thank you thank you thank you!

    5. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rick Cavallaro MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
      • 8 months ago

      We have to quit protecting people from themselves. I know it sounds like a stretch, but if we want the U.S. to continue to lead the world in innovation we have to foster the sense of exploration we once valued.

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    • Sakina Bush FORT BRAGG, CA
      • 8 months ago

      Exploring our natural surroundings is a right that must be protected for every child and citizen, Public spaces belong to the people who live among them. People are not served or protected when the law limits healthful human activity. Kids should get to climb trees!

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    • Tom Kendzie STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
      • 8 months ago

      I understand that the parks dept. needs to protect themselves from liability, but where does it stop? Kids need to climb trees, and people need to stop frivolous lawsuits and take responsibility, so our children can continue to climb tees in the future.

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    • Nicolle Kuna AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      Because I have an interest in environmental education and letting young people be the power they need to be.

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    • Melanie Kohler SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      I don't get it. I read articles that say kids and adults spend too much time in front of screens, and that we should encourage them to get off the screen and instead go outside more.

      So you go outside, climb a tree, and then get a ticket? Things don't make sense.

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