Steady rains in the first nine days of April have helped as City crews have completed a $1.5 million replanting project a month ahead of schedule.
In October, the Recreation & Parks Department, along with contractors American Hydrotech Inc. and Kern Sprinkler Landscaping Inc., began replanting thousands of trees and shrubbery, replacing plant life that had been removed or died during the five years of drought.
Funded by the Public Safety & Vital Services Measure (Measure N), this project was scheduled for completion in May. All told, 39,259 shrubs were planted through this project, helping to beautify the City’s streetscapes and neighborhood entryways.
The species of plants that were selected were chosen for their low-water use and to best fit the aesthetic of where they are being planted. This week’s rains will help the plants establish themselves in their new locations.