Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Arcadia To Lose A Natural Treasure

It looks like the battle has been lost.

Today, this grove of about 250 native oaks and sycamore trees in Arcadia, California is scheduled to be destroyed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, in order to install a dumping site for mud, dirt, and debris that has accumulated behind flood control dams. This grove is the last surviving example of untouched flatland woodlands in the alluvial plains exiting the San Gabriel Mountains. In addition to the native trees, the area is home to wildlife, birds, insects, and migrating water fowl. It produces clean oxygen into the air. Other cost-effective options exist to dispose of the dirt and debris. The grove is located in northeast Arcadia, CA.

Stories can be found at:
Arcadia and Pasadena Star News.

You can watch a video of the site here:

1 comment:

  1. Back in the early 70's I seen the same thing happen at the northern part of La Vern at one time orange grove big oak trees,one day we went up there and there must of been 1,000's of butterflies what a site to see. Now there are 1,000's of homes looks like crap now.