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Altadena and Eaton Canyon Golf Courses to Get Grant Money for Tree Replacement

A grant recently awarded to the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation should help replace more than 1,000 area trees lost in last year's windstorm.

Altadena and Eaton Canyon Golf courses will benefit from a $378,000 grant awarded to the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation intended to replace fallen trees in last year's windstroms

The two golf course, along with the county golf course at Marshall Canyon in La Verne, will receive a combined $76,000 for planting new trees. 

Several communities along the foothills in San Gabriel Valley were hard hit during windstorms that battered the area in late November, early December. Many residents lost electricity as strong winds brought down power lines.

Other grant awards include $77,000 to the Arboretum Tree Replacement Project, $99,000 to the Arcadia Park Tree Replacement Project, $89,000 to the Bonelli Park and Marshall Canyon Tree Farm Tree Replacement Project and $37,000 to the Santa Anita Golf Course Tree Replacement Project.

The department was one of 18 grant agencies to receive money from the Fifth Supervisorial District Tree Planting Grant Program, which is funded by the Safe Neighborhood Parks Propositions of 1992 and 1996. 

Eric September 19, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I play both courses regularly. The lost trees definitely have made both courses easier to play. More than trees, the courses need improvement to the tee boxes and some other landscaping. Additionally, Altadena GC lost most of their netting and poles that hold the netting up around the driving range from the wind storm. From what I have been told, there are no plans to repair it as it will be very expensive to install new poles. It's quite an eysore and has the potential to be dangerous.
local September 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
It's absolutely dangerous. You guys should do a story on why the net hasn't been replaced.
local September 19, 2012 at 09:13 PM
maybe a little pressure will get the ball rolling!
Steve September 19, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I agree with Eric. Don't add any additional trees. Altadena could actually benefit with losing a few more (those palms between 3 & 7 are terrible and that Euc in the middle of 2 is awful too). Keep the iconic ones, Sycamores, Oaks etc. Add some strategically placed waste bunkers instead. They'd spend less money on irrigation where it isn't need and could still afford to rennovate, tees, greens, fairways out of play areas etc.
Greg Lozano-Buhl September 20, 2012 at 06:21 AM
You should also mention the $200,000 granted to Public Works, of which $100,000 is allocated towards trees throughout Altadena (80% or more of those are currently scheduled to be planted east of Lake Ave)
Greg Lozano-Buhl September 20, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Never mind... I just saw the other article

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