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Edison launches reforestation project, offers free trees

In 2011, Claremont experienced a severe windstorm that caused a number of trees to fall. Southern California Edison developed a reforestation program to begin replanting trees throughout the affected region. As part of the program, Southern California Edison has offered a limited number of 15-gallon trees to Claremont residents free of charge.  Trees will be made available on a first come/first serve basis on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the City Yard, located at 1616 Monte Vista Ave. There will be a limit of three trees per household.

Limited supplies of the following species are available: Hackberry, Flame tree, Pepper tree, Camphor tree, Chinese Pistache, Carpentaria tree, California sycamore, Valley Oak and tulip tree. All participants will be required to provide proof of Claremont residency in the form of a photo ID and/or utility bill. 

For more information regarding the tree giveaway, contact the Community Services Division at (909) 399-5433.

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