QUESTION: After the city plants trees, how do they educate home owners about how to care for the trees? Also, if you look at satellite images you'll notice city boundaries between San Marino, South Pasadena, and North San Gabriel, simply by looking for less greenery. Why? Can the city plant more? —Bonita S., March 15 via email
ANSWER: The city gives residents resources on tree care, according to a representative from the Department of Public Works. When a tree is planted in front of a house in Alhambra, the city places a door hanger on the resident’s home with instructions in three languages on how to properly take care of the tree. These brochures are also available at the Public Works office and the Info Desk at the City Clerk’s office.
The city contracts West Coast Arborist to plant trees around the city, said Public Works. The amount of trees allotted for a city usually depends on the number of parks and golf courses in the area.
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