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City prepares to launch reforestation program

Last week, the Community Services Department and Sustainable Claremont began marking sites for the 2019 reforestation program.

Work began north of Base Line Road with crews marking green dots on the face of the curbs where new trees will be planted. Staff will be marking vacant sites that were identified in the tree inventory that was completed this spring.

A letter will be sent to property owners in late August notifying them of the upcoming tree planting and species of tree that will be planted. New trees will be planted between October 2018 and April 2019 to take advantage of cool weather. 

To request a new street tree, contact Cari Dillman at (909) 399-5431 or email cdillman@ci.claremont.ca.us. Residents will be notified by mail if their property has a viable planting site.

Grant funds will be used for the reforestation program. The grants require that the trees are no larger than 15 gallons in size and are planted by volunteers. The city partners with Sustainable Claremont for the volunteer planting events, which are scheduled at locations throughout the city between October through April. For information, email to Sustainable Claremont’s Green Crew at greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org.