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County Awards Glendora Grant to Replace Trees Damaged By Windstorms

The grant from Los Angeles County's Tree Planting Grant Program will offer the city more than $70,000 to help pay for tree damages from the 2011 windstorms.

Glendora was one of 18 San Gabriel Valley cities and agencies to receive part of $1.9 million in tree planting grants to help pay for thousands of dollars of tree damage caused by the 2011 windstorms.

Los Angeles County’s Fifth Supervisorial District Tree Planting Grant Program, which is funded by the Safe Neighborhood Parks Propositions of 1992 and 1996, will give Glendora $74,780 to go toward new trees. The county will also pay the city of San Dimas $20,469.59 for tree planting in both residential and commercial areas.

In December 2011, Glendora City Manager Chris Jeffers called a state of emergency in the hours after powerful windstorms toppled trees and knocked out power for much of the city. An estimated $300,000 in damages resulted from the windstorms, with $60,000 alone going to tree and branch removal and cleanup.

M. Mann September 26, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I guess I should be happy since I live here in Glendora.I can understand the city receiving money to replace what was spent on cleanup but I can't honestly say we need anymore trees planted. But maybe the money really will end up somewhere else. Won't surprise me in this city. I am sure most will be spend north of Route66.

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