Paul Simon Concert Benefits SF Urban Forest

Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon may have stopped touring, but it doesn’t stop him from putting on occasional shows to benefit environmental causes he supports.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Simon performed in San Francisco in August to raise funds for Friends of the Urban Forest and San Francisco Parks Alliance. The alliance claims to have planted more than 60,000 trees since 1981, totaling almost half of the San Francisco’s street canopy.

Simon was joined on stage by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead in the video clip.

Simon followed up his San Francisco appearance by staging a pair of concerts in Maui to support the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project on Maui. Combined, the shows reportedly raised $1.1 million for these causes.

Read the Chronicle’s full report.