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By Megan O’Neil | December 24, 2009
La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Laura Olhasso replaced her gavel for a gold shovel last Thursday, planting a new tree in Glenola Park as part of the annual Arbor Day celebration. Olhasso was joined by Mayor Pro Tem Don Voss, Los Angeles County deputy forester Tamara Hanna and La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce CEO Pat Anderson, as well as a dozen community leaders, in planting the young crape myrtle. La Cañada traditionally celebrates Arbor Day in the spring, but delayed the event by several months.
NEWS
April 20, 2006
In celebration of Arbor Day, the city of La Cañada Flintridge and La Cañada Valley Beautiful will hold a tree planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The ceremony will be conducted at Memorial Park, where one European white birch tree will be planted. At the ceremony, the city will also accept recognition as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 18th consecutive year for the city to receive this national award. Tree City USA is a program of the National Arbor Day Foundation that recognizes towns and cities that develop comprehensive urban forestry programs.
NEWS
April 29, 2010
La Cañada Flintridge is one tree richer. Mayor Donald Voss was joined by city and county officials Tuesday in marking La Cañada’s 22nd Arbor Day with the planting of a Catalina ironwood tree. The planting, which took place at Mayors’ Discovery Park, is an annual event required in order for the city to maintain its designation as a Tree City USA. “Tree City USA is a national recognition that recognizes cities for their outstanding civil cultural practices,” said Tamara Hanna, a deputy forester with the Los Angeles County Forestry Division.
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June 7, 2012
Reading about the city's last go around on the tree ordinances, I was saddened that the city council is proposing to protect only three species of trees, or any tree with a three-foot diameter. I was under the assumption that as the elected stewards of the city, it was the council members' obligation to preserve the beauty in our city. Does that mean you can cut down that beautiful multi-trunk coral tree in front of Palm Crest Elementary School, or the fabulous Albizzia in the same location?
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April 23, 2014
Dear citizens, unite. Is there anyone out there in our fair city that would like to repeal the bungling effort of the latest tree ordinance ? How can five people determine what our city should become? The last time we all went through this no one cared. Now there is some rumbling. Our beautiful city is being decapitated. Soon we will become Palmdale. The current tree ordinance protects California sycamores and live oaks , including other oak species that either don't grow here or cannot easily be identified.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 21, 2011
During a Thursday morning ceremony that marked the La Cañada Flintridge’s observance of Arbor Day, local officials planted an oak tree at the Lanterman House to replace one that fell there during a heavy weekend storm last month Though just over 10 feet tall, the new tree is of the same California live oak species as the 60-foot heritage oak that came crashing down onto the property’s parking lot on March 19. The fallen oak had predated the...
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | May 3, 2007
The day was perfect. The weather was perfect. And the atmosphere was perfect to plant a tree in Mayors' Discovery Park on April 25, when the city of La Cañada Flintridge celebrated Arbor Day. Under the warm sun, 13 community leaders with shovels at hand tossed soil onto the newly planted sapling. "It's a little crooked right now," said Mayor David Spence, looking at the tree that was tilting slightly to his right. "It's a great tree," he continued. "And we will make sure we continue to be a Tree City."
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 3, 2013
City officials celebrated Arbor Day this week by planting a deodar cedar, a species whose place on a list of protected trees La Cañada Flintridge officials currently are debating. Deodar cedars line streets in the Alta Canyada neighborhood, an area Mayor Laura Olhasso said she visited before attending the tree-planting ceremony in Olberz Park on Wednesday morning. She said she was looking up at the cedars in the neighborhood, thinking about how a tree changes a community. "I was treasuring the thought that birds would be nestling in it and children would be enjoying its shade," she said.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 17, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge will replace 29 trees it lost during the 2011 windstorm, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Los Angeles County. The funds will cover the labor and materials required to remove remaining tree stumps and plant new trees, according to city officials. The new trees will be planted by the end of the year, according to a city statement. The contractor who plants the new trees will be responsible for watering them for three months, after which the city will take over maintenance of the trees.
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By Ruth Longoria | August 14, 2009
An area south of Foothill Boulevard could see about 80 new oak trees in coming months, if approved for a government matching grant applied for last month by the city of La Cañada Flintridge from the Local Government Match Program Tree Partnership. The tree partnership is partnering with South Coast Air Quality Management District to improve air quality by planting trees in cities across the region. ?The primary goal of the tree partnership is to assist cities and counties within the South Coast Air Basin to provide additional tree planting within their communities, educational facilities or other public land areas controlled by the city or county,?
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April 23, 2014
Dear citizens, unite. Is there anyone out there in our fair city that would like to repeal the bungling effort of the latest tree ordinance ? How can five people determine what our city should become? The last time we all went through this no one cared. Now there is some rumbling. Our beautiful city is being decapitated. Soon we will become Palmdale. The current tree ordinance protects California sycamores and live oaks , including other oak species that either don't grow here or cannot easily be identified.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 3, 2013
City officials celebrated Arbor Day this week by planting a deodar cedar, a species whose place on a list of protected trees La Cañada Flintridge officials currently are debating. Deodar cedars line streets in the Alta Canyada neighborhood, an area Mayor Laura Olhasso said she visited before attending the tree-planting ceremony in Olberz Park on Wednesday morning. She said she was looking up at the cedars in the neighborhood, thinking about how a tree changes a community. "I was treasuring the thought that birds would be nestling in it and children would be enjoying its shade," she said.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 17, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge will replace 29 trees it lost during the 2011 windstorm, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Los Angeles County. The funds will cover the labor and materials required to remove remaining tree stumps and plant new trees, according to city officials. The new trees will be planted by the end of the year, according to a city statement. The contractor who plants the new trees will be responsible for watering them for three months, after which the city will take over maintenance of the trees.
NEWS
June 7, 2012
Reading about the city's last go around on the tree ordinances, I was saddened that the city council is proposing to protect only three species of trees, or any tree with a three-foot diameter. I was under the assumption that as the elected stewards of the city, it was the council members' obligation to preserve the beauty in our city. Does that mean you can cut down that beautiful multi-trunk coral tree in front of Palm Crest Elementary School, or the fabulous Albizzia in the same location?
NEWS
May 3, 2012
The city of La Cañada Flintridge has been a participant of the “Tree City USA” program for approximately 25 years. The city takes pride in preserving and protecting trees because trees provide significant benefits to the community. Consequently, the city has laws protecting certain trees. The tree ordinance is something that the community wanted in order to protect trees, and today, continues to be supported by a majority of citizens. It is the responsibility of property owners to do their due diligence to obtain information on city regulations and to hire qualified licensed contractors or arborists when performing work on protected trees.
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By Carol Cormaci | September 16, 2011
No sooner do we get lulled into thinking our city should be at the top of those lists of best places to call home than we are faced with a reason why maybe the arbiters of such things might actually know what they're doing when they omit our little Tree City U.S.A. from their glowing reports. What, you might wonder, has brought on such a thought? Just one little thing, honestly. I'm seeing a nit and I'm in the mood to do a little picking. Until yesterday, my La Cañada-honed boosterism felt at nearly an all-time peak.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 21, 2011
During a Thursday morning ceremony that marked the La Cañada Flintridge’s observance of Arbor Day, local officials planted an oak tree at the Lanterman House to replace one that fell there during a heavy weekend storm last month Though just over 10 feet tall, the new tree is of the same California live oak species as the 60-foot heritage oak that came crashing down onto the property’s parking lot on March 19. The fallen oak had predated the...
NEWS
April 29, 2010
La Cañada Flintridge is one tree richer. Mayor Donald Voss was joined by city and county officials Tuesday in marking La Cañada’s 22nd Arbor Day with the planting of a Catalina ironwood tree. The planting, which took place at Mayors’ Discovery Park, is an annual event required in order for the city to maintain its designation as a Tree City USA. “Tree City USA is a national recognition that recognizes cities for their outstanding civil cultural practices,” said Tamara Hanna, a deputy forester with the Los Angeles County Forestry Division.
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By Megan O’Neil | December 24, 2009
La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Laura Olhasso replaced her gavel for a gold shovel last Thursday, planting a new tree in Glenola Park as part of the annual Arbor Day celebration. Olhasso was joined by Mayor Pro Tem Don Voss, Los Angeles County deputy forester Tamara Hanna and La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce CEO Pat Anderson, as well as a dozen community leaders, in planting the young crape myrtle. La Cañada traditionally celebrates Arbor Day in the spring, but delayed the event by several months.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | August 17, 2009
An area south of Foothill Boulevard could see about 80 new oak trees in coming months, if approved for a government matching grant applied for last month by the city of La Cañada Flintridge from the Local Government Match Program Tree Partnership. The tree partnership is partnering with South Coast Air Quality Management District to improve air quality by planting trees in cities across the region. “The primary goal of the tree partnership is to assist cities and counties within the South Coast Air Basin to provide additional tree planting within their communities, educational facilities or other public land areas controlled by the city or county,” according to information provided by the Air Quality Management District.
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