City to celebrate month of oak trees
In celebration of our oak trees and to help promote their protection, the City of Santa Clarita’s Urban Forestry division is hosting Oaktober!
Held during Oak Tree Awareness month, Oaktober in Santa Clarita will include two free oak tree workshops for community members to learn about oak tree care and the City oak tree permit process. The free oak tree seminars will be held on October 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Masters’ College and on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Robinson Ranch Golf Course.
At the workshops, City Arborists and oak tree specialists will discuss the City’s Oak Tree Ordinance and how it relates to local property owners, the care of oak trees, how to prune your oak, pests and diseases, how to water, construction around oaks, soil grade changes, and what to be aware of to keep your oak healthy.
“The City of Santa Clarita is committed to increasing the understanding of the Oak Tree Ordinance on private property because oak trees and their care are a high priority for our community and for the City,” commented Mayor Marsha McLean.Additionally, oak tree plantings will occur throughout the month including 20 new oak trees planted on Make a Difference Day at Oak Park on Saturday, October 27, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Oak Park (across from Valencia Heritage Park), in conjunction with The Great Clean Air Tree Planting Project for Southern California.
Free oak trees will be offered at the workshops and at the volunteer tree planting.
For more information, contact the City’s Urban Forestry Division at (661) 294-2567 or visit www.santa-clarita.com.