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Burbank City Council briefed on city’s urban reforestation plan

Burbank City Council briefed on city’s urban reforestation plan

When Burbank decided to move forward with its reforestation plan in May, some residents were surprised to hear that more than 400 trees would be removed and replaced along Magnolia Boulevard over the next decade.

However, there are areas throughout the city that will require certain species of trees to be replaced with ones that are more compatible with the environment while still providing the shade and aesthetics residents want.

Glen Williams, the city’s landscape and forestry services superintendent, outlined the challenges Burbank faces when it comes to maintaining the city’s urban forest during a City Council meeting Tuesday night.

He said city officials need to...

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