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Trees are an important part of the community in the City of Torrance. The more trees we have, the cleaner our air and the better off we are. In the Streetscape Division of Public Works we plant in excess of 500 trees per year throughout Torrance medians, residential parkways, and major arterials. If your parkway does not have a tree and you would like one planted, please let us know. We will purchase the proper size and species for your location and our crews will install at no cost to the homeowner. After planting, we leave a hanger on your door explaining the common and botanical name of the new tree and further information to assist you in keeping the tree healthy for years to come.
Please understand that the City is limited to the available species at 4 to 5 tree farms. While the majority of our new trees are above average size, occasionally we can only locate smaller stock. Tree sizes can depend upon many factors. (Cold winters, drought, pests, high demand of a species, low supply of a species, slow growing species requested, etc.) Our in-house Arborists inspect every tree purchased to make sure each tree is in good condition and healthy. With proper water and care they will grow to be mature healthy trees.
For further information please call Public Works – (310) 781-6900
Some of the Many Benefits of Trees
- Trees reduce air temperature by blocking sunlight.
- Deciduous trees block sunlight in the summer, but allow sunlight in the winter.
- Trees shade hard surfaces like driveways, patios, and outer walls, thus keeping homes cooler.
- Trees absorb and block noise and reduce glare.
- Trees help settle and trap dust, pollen, and smoke from the air.
- Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals.
- Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for four people.
- Trees help reduce surface water runoff, thus reducing erosion and stabilizing soil.
- Trees have been reported as having a positive and peaceful effect on people and create a feeling of relaxation and well-being.
- Trees can create lasting impressions on how a community is perceived by visitors and affect the mood and community pride of its residents.