2750 Sloat Blvd
San Francisco, California

An annual San Francisco tradition occurs at this time of the year, when the last stand of sidewalk fir trees is logged by the Friends of the Rootless Forest and then piled up on the beach for some very rapid composting. Saturday, January 6th. Meet at the Carousel Diner, 2750 Sloat Blvd at 7:00 PM. (Look for the giant Doghead in the middle of the street.) We'll hang out for half an hour and then head west when the coast is clear. Bring a christmas tree and libations. No glass containers on the beach, you assume the risk, no one is in charge, your mileage may very. And remember; "When fire is outlawed, only outlaws will have fire."

Quick time video:

After playing with fire on the beach, we will take up the torch for a much greater cause. This is a Leave No Trace event. All of the ashes from our ecstatic celebration will be removed within 24 hours.

During the spring equinox of 2007, the Friends of the Rootless Forest will plant an equal number of trees to offset the carbon footprint of climate changing gases that are released into the air by this year's Post-Yule Pyre.

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Added by Danger Ranger on December 26, 2006



This will be my first year missing it since 1997! Yow. I hope you will be taking video again this year, Eddie!


Let's hope that this year people will NOT burn plastic tree stands, lights, flocking, tinsel, and other pollutants. The plastic tree stands are the worst, since many of them are made with polyvinyl chloride, which is toxic when burned.


And please don't burn the easter bunnies!

At least not the synthetic ones.


would a pickup truck come in handy?


fire, fire, fire!



hard to fit a tree on my single-wheeled vespa..


oh, I could not convince my friend with a pickup truck to go... I guess I could zipcar one if it was really needed give me a shout! and cheese, I have a hampster powered trailer for your univespa.. the hampster has a unibrow too!


burn, baby burn!


Thank you, Danger Ranger and friends!