Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pasadena to discuss city's plant palette

The plant palette previously identified for the South Fair Oaks Specific Plan will be reviewed during a community meeting hosted by the city of Pasadena’s Urban Forestry Advisory Committee on Monday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., will help the city decide whether the species should remain on the palette or alternate species should be considered.

The streets within the specific plan run from California Boulevard on the north to Pasadena’s southern boundary; and from the Metro Gold Line on the east to Pasadena Avenue, Bellefontaine Avenue and Alarcon Place on the west.

The palette identifies six large trees that can be planted on the streets, and four small trees. The liquidambar tree (also known as American sweet gum tree), California fan palm and purple leaf plum have been identified by the Pasadena City Council for further review by the committee for appropriateness on a street-by-street basis using criteria such as water needs, potential canopy, and compatibility with sidewalks and underground pipes. This is the final UFAC review of trees previously selected within specific plans.

For more information call (626) 744-4321.
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