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City of Glendale Awarded Circle 3.0 Forestry Grant

For Immediate Release

Post Date:01/16/2019 6:23 PM

Media Contact:

Dan Hardgrove, Assistant Director of Public Works

Email: dhardgrove@glendaleca.gov

Phone: 818-548-3950

 

City of Glendale Awarded Circle 3.0 Forestry Grant

Glendale, CA – The City of Glendale was awarded the Circle 3.0 grant, and is partnering with West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA) and the California Urban Forest Council (CaUFC) through the California Initiative to Reduce Carbon and Limit Emissions (Circle). Circle 3.0 is a grant project funded through CalFire with the goal to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by planting urban trees.   

The Circle 3.0 grant provides 220 trees to the City of Glendale, with 200 new trees to be installed as City street trees and 20 trees selected for the reforestation in Verdugo Park.  The grant also makes new trees available for Glendale residents through the Circle 3.0 Community Canopy toolkit. This online portal helps residents determine the best tree locations and species for optimal energy savings on their property.  Three new trees are available at no cost per residence. WCA will plant these trees for residents in the spring of 2019.  

Key Dates

CA Tree Team Workshop, Brand Library Recital Hall, February 16. 9am – 12pm.  Hosted by: Glendale Public Works, WCA and Glendale Youth Alliance.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Attendees will learn about the benefits of trees and tree care techniques in a classroom setting. The workshop will close with a “tree walk” around Brand Park led by a certified arborist.

Arbor Day Ceremony, Casa Adobe de San Rafael, March 5. 10:00 am -12:00 pm.  Hosted by: Glendale Beautiful and the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Department.

This year’s ceremony will include a community announcement of the CIRCLE 3.0 grant award and an invitation to the public to participate in the kick-off tree planting event at Verdugo Park on March 9.

Arbor Day Planting Event, Verdugo Park, March 9. 9 am – 12 pm.  Hosted by: WCA and Glendale Public Works. 

This tree planting event is free and open to the public. Graduates of the CA Tree Team Workshop are especially encouraged to attend.  Volunteers will be welcomed by a short, special program of invited guest speakers. After a tree planting demonstration, volunteers will be guided to the selected tree planting sites for a total of 20 new trees to be planted in Verdugo Park.

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