Ficus Tree Community Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2018

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office

(626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net

FICUS TREE COMMUNITY MEETING

PASADENA – The City of Pasadena will be conducting a Ficus Tree Community Meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Central Library Donald R. Wright Auditorium., 285 E. Walnut. There is parking behind the Library.

The Department of Public Works is gathering feedback from the community to decide whether or not Ficus, Ficus microcarpa, trees are an appropriate tree species for its respective location along Green Street, and should continue to be planted by the City.  Ficus trees provide a multitude of benefits for the City, but also pose unique challenges and maintenance costs that will be discussed at this meeting.

Public input may also be submitted through a survey available here:  stage.cityofpasadena.net/ficus-tree-community-meeting/

Please note: the feedback gathered through the community meeting and survey will not result in the removal of any live, healthy trees.

For more information, please contact the Citizen Service Center at 626-744-7311.