The City of Placentia is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its new Expand the Forest Program! This program adopted as part of the City’s Urban Forest Management Program, provides residents with an opportunity to purchase and dedicate a tree to commemorate a loved one or special event. Planting a tree in a City Park is a special way to honor a loved one and also provides a gift to the whole community by contributing to the expansion of the City’s Urban Forest. A dedication tree can be planted in a City Park, potential tree sponsors will be able to use a Park map to identify their preferred park and planting location(s). The cost to purchase and plant a tree will be funded by the tree sponsor and is based on the current contract price paid by the City for 24-inch box trees. The current cost is $280 for an Expand the Forest tree. Once a location is selected and payment for the tree has been received, the City will arrange to have the tree planted by the City’s landscape maintenance contractor, with or without the sponsor(s) in attendance, depending on their preference. Once planted, the City will assume maintenance responsibilities to care for the tree. The tree sponsor(s) will receive a certificate signed by the Mayor in appreciation for their tree sponsorship and be acknowledged in the City’s quarterly Palm Newsletter.
Residents can participate by completing an Expand the Forest Program application and submitting it to the Public Works Department via email at email@example.com or via address at 401 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870. The application is available online at www.placentia.org/urbanforest and at City Hall through the Public Works Department.
For more information on the Expand the Forest Program, contact the Public Works Department at (714) 993-8148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.