Around Town | March 19, 2010 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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News - March 19, 2010

Around Town

ONE TREE, TWO TREES ... For the first time in nearly two decades, the city named after a tree is preparing to count its trees. The Palo Alto City Council approved a $156,894 contract this week with the Davey Resource Group for an inventory of street trees. The city last counted its roughly 36,000 street trees in 1989 and, as a new staff report points out (and as California Avenue frequenters can't help but observe), things have changed over the past two decades. Under the current contract, Davey Resource Group would assess each tree, update the information in Palo Alto's TreeKeeper inventory and provide the city with a report that includes "the structure, function, value and maintenance needs of the city's tree resource." The project will be largely funded by a $120,000 state grant, with the city footing the rest of the bill. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.

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