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Sierra Madre to Get $42K to Replace Windstorm Trees

Funded by the Safe Neighborhood Parks Propositions, the grant will pay for the planting of new trees to replace those lost in the winter 2011 windstorm.

Sierra Madre to Get $42K to Replace Windstorm Trees Sierra Madre to Get $42K to Replace Windstorm Trees

Sierra Madre, along with 13 other cities, is listed as a grant recipient from a $1.9 million program meant to benefit cities in the San Gabriel Valley who suffered tree destruction in last year's windstorm, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich announced Tuesday.

Photos: Widespread Windstorm Damage in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre is set to receive $42,812 to replace damaged trees.

Among the local trees that suffered in the windstorm were several California Pepper Trees in Kersting Court, including a large California Pepper Tree that was flagged for removal in January and removed in February after the Tree Advisory Commission and an arborist deemed it was a public hazard.

The Pepper Tree was estimated to be over 100-years-old and removal cost the City $2,500 out of its Environmental Fund.

In total, Sierra Madre paid $695,000 out of pocket for the windstorm, but those funds were not used for tree replacement.

See the breakdown of Sierra Madre windstorm expenses here.

Patch will contact city officials to ask how specifically the grant will be spent. Check back for updates.



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