City of Calabasas Removing
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 (www.cal-ipc.org).
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.
more information please contact Alex
Farassati at (818) 224-1600 or via
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302