Why put so much time and thought into our city's trees?
When planted with forethought, trees...
Serve as sound barriers
Reduce heat islands
Reduce soil erosion and runoff
Release oxygen into the atmosphere
Absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses
Increase the aesthetic value of the neighborhood
Increase property values by 7-20 %
Provide habitat for wild animals
However, trees can also be destructive and expensive, creating problems with:
Concrete and asphalt cracking/lifting
Sewer line infiltration
Utility line grounding
Falling branches, messy fruit/flowers, etc.
Ensuring Fullerton gets maximum benefits from our city's trees with minimum hazard, maintenance, and cost requires careful planning. With that in mind, the Community Forest Management Plan began in 1995. Each residential and arterial street in Fullerton has a designated species specifically chosen for it. The species are (or were) chosen based on the width of the parkway and the potential growth of the tree. Below is a list of Approved Tree Species. Below.