Having recently observed Arbor Day and Earth Day, it is a good time to review the benefits that trees provide us in the Irvine community as well as other communities.
Landscaping maintained by the Irvine Public Works Department
First, a bit about Irvine and its history with trees: The Irvine’s Public Works Department maintains over 63,000 trees, which includes over 30 eucalyptus windrows. These publically owned trees are pruned under the supervision of certified International Society of Arboriculture(ISA) arborists to comply with ISA standards. And, of course, many privately owned trees can be seen landscaping various Irvine yards. According to a City of Irvine press release, some of the most popular trees in Irvine are pines, sycamore, sweetgum, Crape Myrtle and ficus.
In addition,Irvine has been an Arbor Day Tree City for 24 years. Also, Shadetree Partnership is located on UC Irvine’s campus and has a partnership with the Irvine Ranch Water District. Shadetree is a non-profit, volunteer organization that plants and provides stewardship of shade trees that Shadetree donates to parks, schools, and other public property.
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