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The City of Long Beach Neighborhood Services Bureau has been awarded a $56,986 state grant to plant 605 new trees in one year, beginning in March.
Neighborhood Services will be partnering with neighborhood associations, community service groups, individual volunteers, the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, and the Street Trees Division to plant trees in targeted neighborhoods whose urban forest has been depleted over the years. To ensure a sustainable model when trees are planted, City staff will provide care and maintenance information to nearby residents, so the community can play an active role in nurturing their new trees. City staff also will monitor trees up to six months after planting to ensure that they are healthy and well taken care of.
"Community Development’s Neighborhood Services Bureau has a long history of working in our communities to improve the quality of life for the residents. This grant provides the Bureau with additional resources to make positive changes to the environment of our neighborhoods while providing better air quality and energy conservation benefits. Over the last decade, the Bureau has planted more than 12,000 neighborhood trees," said Dennis Thys, Director of the Department of Community Development.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection awarded the Green Trees for the Golden State grant. For more information, please call 570.5221.
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