Trees lining the streets of Santa Maria will be trimmed, planted and inspected over the next couple of months.
Now through February, the City of Santa Mara Recreation and Parks and Public Works Departments will plant new trees and remove overcrowded and dying ones as an effort to improve urban trees along medians and parkways.
The city's urban forest helps reduce air pollution, noise pollution, soil erosion, heat island effect and improve water conservation.
The city wants to update these trees so they add natural beauty, create a relaxing feeling and provide shelter and food for other animals.
Here's a look at the city's tentative schedule:
• Willingham Drive and Dressler Avenue - October
• College Drive at Southside Parkway - October
• South Miller Street - November
• Betteravia Road at Highway 101 - December
• Santa Maria Way - December
• Pine Street at Church Street - January
• 400 to 1100 blocks of South Broadway - January
• Skyway Drive - February
For more information about tree care you can call the Recreation and Parks Department's administrative office, 615 S. McClelland Street, or by calling the Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.