Parks and Natural Resources News and EventsTips for Tree Maintenance and Care
The City of Pasadena is proud to have thousands of mature trees that contribute long-term aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits to the City. Our beautiful trees offer color, shape, texture and scale to our urban environment while filtering out air and water pollutants, increasing oxygen levels and reducing solar glare. The Department of Public Works offers the following tips for maintaining trees.
Tips for Tree Care
Proper Tree Care 2015
New Play Equipment at Central ParkA complete playground renovation was recently completed at Central Park. The play area was exapnaded and new equipment installed for 2-5 and 5-12 year-old users. New picnic tables, benches, and shade trees were placed around the play area.
Robinson ParkThe community center renovation and expansion project has commenced. A steering committee has been formed and is currently assissting the City in the selection of an architect. Washington ParkSports turf renovation and accessibility improvements are underway at Washington Park. Turf improvements include better drainage, new sod, and a new backstop. Accessibility improvements include a new concrete walkway to access the field and connect to adjaceent senior housing.
The Polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle has been identified on public and private trees within the City of Pasadena. The insect attacks a variety of tree species by boring into the wood of a tree and depositing a fungus known as Fusarium, which can eventually kill the host tree.
The Department of Public Works is working with experts from University of California Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research and The Huntington Botanical Gardens to develop best management practices in an effort to manage the PSHB. Residents are encouraged to review the following information about the Fusarium disease and the PSHB to protect your trees.
Power Point Presentation Presented to UFAC at the 12-10-14 Meeting
Power Point Presentation Presented to UFAC at the 3-11-15 Meeting
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