Garden Grove

Magnolia trees pop up on agenda

GARDEN GROVE will hold its city council meeting on Tuesday.

GARDEN GROVE will hold its city council meeting on Tuesday.

A report on the fate of trees along Magnolia Street highlights the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove City Council. The meeting will be held in the council chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

GG-Logo_lgAt issue is what’s to be done with mature trees in the median of the street as the city converts much of its landscaping to drought-tolerant plantings. According to a report from Bill Murray, public works director, re-landscaping of  segments of the street between Westminster Avenue and Trask Avenue, as well as Lampson Avenue to Chapman Avenue has been done with pine and magnolia trees, accompanied by shrubs and ground cover.

For the segment between Trask Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard, 14 trees will be removed because of issues including invasive roots, deformities and structural issues. But overall, the number of trees along that stretch will increase from 29 existing median trees to 47.

Magnolia Street is getting the facelift because of the deterioration of the roadway, according to Murray, as well as due to the need to bank the traffic lanes in the curve created by the split between that street and Cannery Road.

Also on the agenda is an informational report on recreational, oversized and “for sale” vehicle parking on city streets.

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