Chinese Pistache Trees on Base Line
Staff has continued to monitor the health of the Chinese Pistache trees on Base Line Road suffering from past drought conditions. After increased watering and close monitoring, it has been determined 26 of the trees are dead or in severe decline and in need of removal. The trees are scheduled for removal during the week of October 7, 2019. The removal of these trees will open up planting space for future climate appropriate trees as well as reduce insect and disease pressure on the remaining 80+ healthier trees. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and track the recovery of the remaining trees. Additionally, the City’s landscape contractor is in the process of removing and trimming back overgrown shrubbery along the north side of Base Line Road. This vegetation will grow back quickly and be maintained at a height of 3’ for ease of maintenance. For more information, please contact Community Services at (909) 399-5431.