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Landscape Restoration Program


rebuiling urban landscapeBecause landscape plantings do have a life span, and because the park system is over 115 years old, the Department has an ongoing program for landscape renovation. The goal of this program is ongoing landscape sustainability. Through this program the quality andbeauty of park landscape assets arerestored. This program also allows the Department to reevaluate landscape areas to determine if redesign is needed in addition to restoration. It's also an opportunity to upgrade irrigation and drainage systems.

The Landscape Restoration program focuses
on the following areas of landscape improvement:WOrking on the Trails

  • Invasive removal
  • Ornamental tree and Large shrub structural pruning
  • View pruning
  • Tree suitability assessment and replacement
  • Low maintenance plant selection and landscape installation
  • Native or ornamental planting for the renovation design
  • Weeds control
  • Site grading and drainage solution
  • Irrigation upgrade and adjustment
  • Erosion control
  • Path construction
  • Stairway and wall construction

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Chen, Park Horticulturist
233-3777 |

Updated October 19, 2006
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