May 11, 2016

City of Calabasas Removing Invasive Trees

As part of an ongoing effort to restore Las Virgenes Creek to stabilize its banks, improve fish barrier passages, and build walking trails adjacent to the creek, the City of Calabasas is in the process of removing 385 invasive, non-native pepper trees along the creek bed to make room for 900 new native trees.

Pepper and eucalyptus are considered invasive species by the California Invasive Plant Council ( Their tendency to grow and spread in natural habitats can displace native flora and wildlife, and these species contribute to hazardous fire conditions. Some of the trees that will be removed are also in poor health or have hazardous branches.

Calabasas plants hundreds of healthy trees and removes diseased or invasive species throughout the community on an ongoing basis and has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree City USA" for the past eighteen years.

For more information please contact Alex Farassati at (818) 224-1600 or via email at 

City of Calabasas 
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

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