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Grant Aims to Replace Trees Damaged by Windstorms

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.

Grant Aims to Replace Trees Damaged by Windstorms

The City of South Pasadena will receive $32,040 in grant money to replace trees felled by last winter's destructive wind storms.

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced Tuesday that $1.9 million in tree planting grants will be awarded to 14 cities, two non-profit organizations, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and Department of Public Works. Funded by the Safe Neighborhood Parks Propositions, grants will pay for the planting of thousands of new trees in parks and in residential and commercial parkways.

South Pasadena was one of several communities along the foothills in San Gabriel Valley that was battered by intense winds in late November and early December. Many residents lost electricity as strong winds brought down power lines.

The grant was actually awarded to the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $378,000. The department has given $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. 

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