TREE REMOVAL AT 781 N. HILL AVE ANNOUNCED; CAUTION BY MOTORISTS URGED
PASADENA, Calif.—All motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists using North Hill Avenue, between Orange Grove Boulevard and Mountain Street, are advised to use extra caution next week due to a large, City-owned tree that needs to be removed for safety reasons beginning Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 15.
The Department of Public Works will be removing the Italian Stone Pine tree at 781 N. Hill Ave., one of the largest in Pasadena, because the tree’s health is declining and it poses a safety issue to the public.
Removal activities will require the closure of the southbound lane of North Hill Avenue between Orange Grove Boulevard and Mountain Street daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Intermittent closures of the northbound lane of North Hill Avenue also will be necessary. During these closures, traffic will be diverted onto North Lake Avenue and North Allen Avenue. Motorists should expect delays.
As part of the City’s Tree Removal Policy, the Parks and Natural Resources Division of Public Works posted the tree for removal and included the upcoming removal on the September 2012 Tree Removal List provided to the City Council. The Urban Forestry Advisory Committee was informed of the pending removal at its October 12 meeting. Information about the removal has also been provided to adjacent neighborhood associations for distribution.
Kenneth Graham, Forestry Superintendent, is managing the removal of this tree. For more information, contact Mr. Graham at (626) 744-3880 or by e-mail email@example.com.
The City thanks everyone for using caution in the area and for their patience while this important work is completed. For more information about Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net or call Public Works Customer Service at (626) 744-4087.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2012 #104-12
NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Stacy Houser, Public Works Department, (626) 744-4452, or William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org