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Altadena Among Applicants for County Tree Grant Program

The $100,000 grants are meant to replace trees that were destroyed in November's wind storms.

An Altadena Town Council committee has applied for a county grant that would bring $100,000 for street trees to replace ones that were destroyed in November's wind storms.

The application was filed by Michele Zack who is the chair of the newly-formed Altadena Beautification Committee.  According to Zack, the trees would be planted along the Woodbury Road corridor.  It is a totally separate project from a county plan to .

The county - the grants are meant to be distributed to local cities affected by the wind storm.

According to a county press release, the deadline to apply is May 31 and applicant proposals should include plans to start the planting by the end of 2012.  No information was provided on when grant winners will be announced.

Dickinson April 22, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I hear from public works that they need to order 200 trees to get the grant and they have not yet reached that number. For those that have a park strip and no trees on it, they will plant one there too even if you did not lose a tree in the storm. Contact public works for details.
Steve Lamb April 22, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Hopefully we will be replacing the trees with native oaks that are wind resistant. Most of the street trees that literally shattered in the wind were pepper trees.
michele Zack April 23, 2012 at 05:28 PM
We have advocated for Oak trees and a few other varieties. Yes, Peppers are beautiful but brittle, even though historically they were used as street trees and they are also drought tolerant. Let's hope our grant is successful.

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