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New Trees Planted in Pasadena Playhouse District

New trees like these are being planted all over the Playhouse District

New trees like these are being planted all over the Playhouse District

This really excited me! I am a huge proponent of planting more trees everywhere! One of the reasons why I love Pasadena is just how much foliage there is here compared to many other less verdant parts of LA. Although I was a little irritated when some large ficus trees were cut down relatively recently, the area is redeemed by planting these new trees all over the Playhouse District.

This picture shows the trees planted on Oakland near Colorado. I’m not sure what kind of trees these are so if anyone knows, please let me know!

Trees are so important to high quality city development

Trees are so important to high quality city development

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  1. I miss the majestic Ficus & Carrotwood trees as well as you & most others. Even the city has some regret over it’s decision to start their chainsaw massacre, but the damage has been done.
    The replacement trees supposedly are gonna be some sort of Palm & Ginkgo’s. Toy trees in comparison. Hard to believe these are the best replacements available.

    • Yeah, I was very disappointed when I learned that the city was going to allow those trees to be cut down. I tried to inform as many people as I could (including contacting the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce). It was disturbing to me when I realized that they were partially behind the trees being cut down. :(

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    • The Playhouse District not only added palm trees but other species as well on streets like Oakland and Oak Knoll. I was very disappointed (trust me) that they took out the ficus and carrot wood, but I also know that the City was reluctant to remove them and I don’t believe it’ll be happening again anytime soon. From what I read, it took the business owners (like Vromans) a decade or more to lobby the City to remove them. But I’m hoping that eventually these new trees will mature and that it will all make sense.

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