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More Local Events: Tree Pruning to Take Place Throughout El Monte Neighborhoods

by Chelsea Dickerson

El Monte

The City of El Monte has begun pruning approximately 1,500 publicly-owned trees per year to follow City-initiated environmental sustainability plans.
Trees will be pruned by trained certified arborists and certified tree workers with contractor Trimming Land Co. using a grid pruning system, which divides the City into six neighborhoods.
“One of our goals is to make sure that we maintain our trees and upkeep our greenery throughout the City, and this comprehensive tree maintenance program will enable us to meet that target,” said Councilwoman Norma Macias. “Using state-of-the-art technology and having a comprehensive maintenance program will help us improve the quality of life, public safety and environmental sustainability for our residents.”
Affected residents and business owners will be notified via a door hanger. There will also be “No Parking” signs posted due to the danger of falling limbs and to provide trimming access to the trees. Parking restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the days listed on the notice.
Residents are asked not to park on the street until the trees have been pruned and the area has been cleaned. Additionally, due to the hazard of falling limbs, residents are asked to clear their front yard areas of cars, furniture and other valuables before pruning operations take place.
Tree trimmings will be recycled into mulch and given to El Monte residents for free on the first Saturday of every month.

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