The BID trimmed 21 giant ficus trees on San Pedro St. between 5th and 7th Streets, and we also trimmed five trees along the 800 block of Stanford Avenue in our newly expanded area. Every neighborhood wants healthy and beautiful tree canopies, but this requires regular maintenance. Because of pandemic regulations, encampments could not be moved for two years to make way for the pruning and thinning of these very large trees. During that time, the foliage grew to completely enfold power lines and interfere with streetlight illumination. Now these trees are once again providing shade and respite from the sun, and look beautiful as well.


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