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Trees to be Removed from California Avenue Median

More than a dozen trees are in danger of falling

The Recreation & Parks Department will have a contractor removing 14 large trees on California Avenue, work that will require two westbound lanes of California Avenue be closed between A and Oak Streets.

The closure is planned for Monday, January 20, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. An outside arborist inspected the trees in the area after one of them fell during a recent storm, blocking all westbound lanes on California Avenue for several hours. The City arborist agreed with that arborist's assessment that the remaining 14 trees were in danger of falling and should be removed.

The City will replace the trees with 14, 48” box Canary Island Pines in approximately six weeks. The size of the trees will require a crane be used to place them. The replacement project will hopefully reduce the visual impact of losing so many large trees in one area at one time.