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May 19, school board meeting update Part X: Life behind the closed door FTA grants $10.4 million for SMART COVID-19 response in California Your health and safety are top priority at Kaiser Summer reading with the library COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for immigrants now available PG&E reminds customers: Make sure of updated contact information KRCB a recipient of award JavAmoré Café named Sonoma County Small Business of the Year Did I ever think? How does So. Co. school districts treat their teachers? Library to offer curbside pickup Redwood Empire Food Bank launches summer lunches ‘Summer of self-care’ gets preventative services back on track The silver lining among clouds Part V Summit State Bank annual meeting of shareholders You can’t fight city hall or can you? Devil Pups respond to Covid-19 by installing victory garden boxes Part IX: Life behind the closed door SCOE hosts free session Part VIII: Life behind the closed door SMART heading to Windsor extension Part VII: Life behind the closed door County fair cancelled Santa Rosa Fire Department encourages residents to prepare properties Hub Cyclery celebrates another year Five simple ways for seniors to keep social Community Events Calendar October 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018 Community Events Calendar January 11, 2019 through January 24, 2019 AARP seeks 2020 Andrus award for community service nominees Let’s talk Turkey Recipes sought for B’nai Israel cookbook Graton Casino closes Renovating a gift shop with a cause Part VI: Life behind the closed door Community Events Calendar September 28, 2018 through October 11, 2018 Community Events Calendar December 28, 2018 through January 10, 2019 Welcome to a new year of reading and writing Back to school supply challenge “The Moth” at Credo’s black box Redwood Credit Union Gives $800,000 to support Coronavirus relief efforts May is National Bike month! Community Events Calendar August 31, 2018 through September 13, 2018 Community Events Calendar October 19, 2018 through November 1, 2018 Local author donates to Wildfire Relief Charities LIME Foundation partners with local organization Community Events Calendar July 26, 2019 through August 8, 2019 A special place for hospice and special needs dogs Sonoma County Schools plan for distance learning through May 1 Looking for a little peace? Plant a rain garden Gore in tune Community Events Calendar October 12 through October 25 Over 100 volunteers wrapping toys Community Events Calendar January 4, 2019 through January 17, 2019 Sonoma County Library Photography Exhibit 2019 Volunteer's Corner Library seeks public input on strategic plan Edward Jones supports community Part IV Life behind the closed door Community celebrates Class of 2020 by adopting graduating seniors JavAmore, Caprara’s Pizzeria hold fundraiser Save Rancho Adobe FPD Sonoma Clean Power partners with Uber Homeless veterans receive greatest gift Volunteer's Corner Back to school bag of tricks Community Events Calendar August 9, 2019 through August 22, 2019 Let’s go out... Community Events Calendar March 20 through April 9, 2020 Santa Rosa Symphony reschedules all spring concerts Bittersweet days Cotati's Dog of the Month for May RP Expressway improvements Remo is ready for dessert SSU’s Sakaki names Griffin-Desta as new Chief of Staff Haute Flash takes the stage 2019 Graduation in full swing Volunteer briefs Photography show at library The gift of reading Drug users most vulnerable populations in COVID-19 pandemic So. Co. farmers provide local food source with safety practices Library retools for digital delivery Community Events Calendar August 10, 2018 through August 23, 2018 Get your hula on for the Penngrove luau A day at Thomas Page Academy Elves clowning around Burton Recreation Center gets a new look How past superintendents impacted CRPUSD Successful approach to fireworks in RP SCP and Country Summer raise donations for local food bank Picturing Philanthropy: Selections from the SSU Art Collection Sutton takes Eagle Scout oath Petaluma’s butter and egg days JFCS remains open and is responding to hundreds of calls for help Helping a hand to your community can go a long way School board holds virtual meeting Community Events Calendar September 14, 2018 through September 27, 2018 Pastis visits the Ranch A Cotati home has the Christmas spirit 2nd Annual Sweethearts Fairytale Dance Educator Dolkas retires Free backpacks and school supplies for kids Support program delivers items to firefighters Who ya gonna call...? Community Events Calendar January 10, 2020 through January 23, 2020 The history of the Rainbow Flag Exploring the Transgender experience Temporarily closing all bed & bath stores Salvation Army sees drastic increase in need Baby season is upon us Bands and DJs playing great music in Cotati Photo exhibit by Penngrove artist sheds light on disability community Free Advance Care Planning workshop Jan. 15 SSU Outreach and events coordinator changes Cycle Without Limits in action again at SSU Library summer reading program Pastor George Russell 30 years with the Assembly of God Church Japanese students experience American culture, English language Hawaiian luau Penngrove style Weaver shows his sculptures at Hahn Elementary School Retired officers know a good restaurant Becoming Independent wins County of Sonoma shredding business Community Events Calendar January 24, 2020 through February 6, 2020 Dear community Guide to Restaurants and Grocery Stores during ‘Shelter in’ times. Rotarian giving away lunches ACS at SSU Cotati’s early morning breakfast Cotatians turned out in droves Sat. to celebrate Oliver’s Market 30th anniversary party Bark After Dark: Dinner and auction to help save animals Enrollment event at SC airport Would you make a great foster parent? RCHS ‘sold out’ crab feed Vacation Bible School in Penngrove Agreement reached with homeless advocates Kindergarteners get a first taste of school The People’s Choice award winner Community Events Calendar November 15, 2019 through November 28, 2019 Help neighbors in need this holiday season Sweethearts Fairytale Dance TLC receives $2.5 million gift from dissolving SoCo Children’s Village to continue SCCV Legacy March offers a diversity of events and celebrations Luther Burbank center suspends performances through March 31 PG&E-State-Mandated Climate Credit reducing April bills How to help your community Community Events Calendar August 24, 2018 through September 6, 2018 Community Events Calendar October 26 through November 8 Community Events Calendar November 9 2018 through November 22 2018 Rohnert Park students to learn bike safety Genealogy library hosts open house in Santa Rosa NorCal Honor Band accepts Analy High School musicians Volunteer's Corner Sonoma Clean Power seeks participants Scholarships help foster youth SoCo. Bicycle Coalition needs board members Community Events Calendar August 23, 2019 through September 5, 2019 Local residents earn degree from WGU SSU names new Dean of School of Business and Economics Ronnie’s bar and grill kitchen is open Ribbon-cutting for new band room at LJMS Understanding the Transgender experience What does a local control action plan do? Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary! The Salvation Army launches nationwide support hotline CPI North Bay fire recovery Sonoma Raceway hosts food drive American Sign Language and police departments Volunteer's Corner Community Events Calendar January 18, 2019 through January 31, 2019 Community Events Calendar February 1, 2019 through February 14, 2019 School’s out – time for camp! Credo High Graduates RP Club serves breakfast and lunch Miss Central California performs at Friday Night Market Petaluma native serves at naval communication center Alumnus Teixeira educational fund with endowment Sonoma County Library launches new early literacy program Monte Vista writing with quills Ribbon cutting for new band room Rancho ASB hosts Spaghetti Feed Dinner Threatened discharge of hazardous waste Local meat company receives best of show 2020 Climate Summit Photography Show Newest report finds new growth on rare Cotati albino Chimera Tree The work behind “The Art of Resistance” SRS has affordable family concert, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. RP Health Center ensures all children in school district receive dental care Volunteer's Corner Volunteer’s Corner Community Events Calendar May 10, 2019 through May 23, 2019 FREE Movies In The Park CRPUSD needs hands-on leader Community Events Calendar July 12, 2019 through July 25, 2019 Community Events Calendar July 19, 2019 through August 1, 2019 Community Events Calendar August 2, 2019 through August 15, 2019 Volunteer briefs Verity is always here to help Rancho’s Airband performs Community Events Calendar December 27, 2019 through January 9, 2020 Year of the Rat celebration Volunteer's Corner Parents and youngsters enjoy drumming Local artist Leivas enters art show Community Events Calendar September 21, 2018 through October 4, 2018 A Veteran remembers Veterans SSU to buy 90-unit Petaluma complex for workforce housing Decker waves the baton at a concert Richard Crane fourth graders harness the wind Collaborating Together for Peace May the 4th be with you at La Plaza Park Community Events Calendar June 7, 2019 through June 20, 2019 Granny units in local area Nonn talks with Waldo and Tech neighbors Walking in the Cotati Kids’ Day parade Volunteer briefs Quite a dance performance at the Accordian Festival Analy fall music festival New exhibition recognizing emerging artists in So Co Community Events Calendar December 13, 2019 through December 26, 2019 Sarris converses with Raskin Coin show in Santa Rosa Local school shines with STEM February is Black History Month Community Events Calendar March 6 through March 19, 2020 Community Events Calendar March 13 through April 2, 2020 It takes a village to honor its past Veterans story Mark Weston Volunteer's Corner Young accepts ‘prez’ of the RP Historical Society Community Events Calendar December 21, 2018 through January 3, 2019 Local nonprofit to host Santa Rosa fundraiser for homeless veterans Hansel receives honorary doctorate A lesson from Wafflemat Tom with his bucket Farmers’ markets kick off Volunteer's Corner Borrow more materials from more libraries Charitable program linking foster families and churches Give the gift of love to a deserving senior Passing the torch for Rohnert Park City Council Volunteer's Corner Ten years of complementary health care in Sonoma County Understanding career choices with Frame4 SMART ridership rises forty percent Electrical vehicle challenge A new strategy for the Cotati Chamber of Commerce The Native Daughters host CA Admission Day Veterans Day 2018, Rick Norman Community Events Calendar November 23, 2018 through December 13, 2018 A lighter, brighter Cotati Vandalism at Gold Ridge Community Center Community Events Calendar December 14, 2018 through December 27, 2018 Community Events Calendar January 25, 2019 through February 7, 2019 Community Events Calendar March 29, 2019 through April 11, 2019 Volunteer's Corner Enter the Penngrove Parade Community Events Calendar June 14, 2019 through June 27, 2019 Community Events Calendar June 28, 2019 through July 11, 2019 Deliver food to seniors House managers and ushers needed Community Events Calendar August 16, 2019 through August 29, 2019 Be prepared for a medical emergency Bark After Dark... bringing back the memories Volunteer as a Bingocize instructor Action taken at Cotati City Council Two steps forward... one step back Volunteer's Corner SoCo Housing Authority opens Project-Based Voucher waitlist in Healdsburg Engage with performing artists at the Green Music Center The History of HBCUs Older adults and residents with disabilities to discuss county transportation PG&E offers energy saving tips Discrimination and bullying in our schools Volunteer City of Cotati offers Thanksgiving week fun for kids Saving on energy and giving youth jobs DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Volunteer's Corner Community Events Calendar February 8, 2019 through February 21, 2019 Cotati chicken BBQ returns Race volunteers and DJ needed Annual senior art show The Sonoma-Marin fair is giving away $35k in awards & scholarships Volunteer's Corner Library offers free summer lunches to youth NPR author Corrigan to speak at RP-Cotati Library Volunteer briefs Rancho: some things old, some things new Volunteer's Corner Bark after Dark Graton Rancheria gives grant to SSU Rancheria Learning Center Support for Kincade Fire First Responders SSU names new vice president FEMA grants $1.2M to CEA to increase earthquake protection Songbird Community Center celebrates Community Events Calendar January 17, 2020 through January 30, 2020 Trees wanted for PEEP program Salvation Army Stations Canteen in Petaluma Holiday class Create a table centerpiece Rock your family’s spring break staycation at your local library RP Founders’ Day Oct. 6 30 years for Danny's vacuum shop Volunteer’s corner Home Instead partners with local businesses Large affordable housing project breaks ground in Rohnert Park Is your Carbon Monoxide detector chirping? 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Adapting to the weather changes SC Public Library Foundation needs directors Athena sits in ‘artsy’ Cotati Community Events Calendar December 7, 2018 through December 20, 2018 Cotati hosts award dinner Volunteer's Corner Free care planning workshop Credo’s Dolcini power rowing to Portland Free, fun, family activities, Sat. Junior League presenting Ride-a-Rig Armed Forces News Strickland becomes president of Rotary Club So. Co. 2019 homeless count shows reduction Rise in young people experiencing homelessness Boys & Girls Clubs is now Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin Volunteer briefs Writing is powerful 2019 Farm Bureau Foundation of SoCo Grant Program accepting applications Kinsey Sicks in Cotati Honoring the women of Cotati Rotary Clubs come together to help Kincade fire victims Meet Rohnert Park’s upcoming leaders in 2020 Cotati’s fountain tree ablaze Community Events Calendar December 20, 2019 through January 2, 2020 Community Events Calendar January 3, 2020 through January 16, 2020 Stories from Credo High School’s Black Box Community Events Calendar February 7 through February 20, 2020 The “Coolerators” dance party at New Cotati Cabaret Sonoma County Free Bookmobile SMART is proactive regarding the coronavirus SC nonprofit arts and culture generates $80.4 M Community Events Calendar November 2, 2018 through November 15, 2018 Multiple Commission, Committee and Board appointive terms expire Dec. 2018 – We have seats to fill! 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Co. Woman of the Year Credo High School to speak at WE conference So. Co. Community Dev. Commission seeks equity in housing Tech High athletic awards ceremony Eureka! Students strike gold! Special Olympic Torch run going through Cotati Community Events Calendar July 5, 2019 through July 18, 2019 Sonoma Raceway to host high speed blood drive Neary starts new business The free Sonoma County Bookmobile Learn to write obituaries Ghosts, witches, superheroes, princes and princesses... Fencing demo and class at RP Library Community Events Calendar November 8, 2019 through November 21, 2019 New pillow giveaway at Thomas Page Academy University Elementary School to host Maker World Past performance equals future results... Refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle and rot “Doctors with a heart” benefits “cots, committee on the shelterless” Spreckels Performing Arts Center announces its 31st season with a free party! SSU nursing program recognized among best in nation Cotati Chamber of Commerce hands out awards Kenneth Bradley, a local photographer showcasing Community Events Calendar August 17, 2018 through August 30, 2018 Staying safe on our local trails North Bay Construction Corps receives statewide recognition Don’t be a victim of a charity scam Be a resource for fire survivors Poetry Out Loud Sonoma County contest Community Events Calendar March 1, 2019 through March 14, 2019 Rancho Cotate Varsity Girls Basketball receives recognition The “Disney” concert in the TAG building Community Events Calendar April 19, 2019 through May 2, 2019 La Comisión de Desarrollo Comunitario del Condado de Sonoma An invitation to the Peace garden dedication Rancho Cotate High School students for May Free seminars for disabled veterans and surviving spouses claim benefits Library to eliminate fines for 80,000 patrons The National Heirloom Exposition celebrates a world of flavor! Community Events Calendar September 20, 2019 through October 3, 2019 Aliotti graduates from Lackland Community Events Calendar October 18, 2019 through October 31, 2019 Students build firebreaks Community Events Calendar November 1, 2019 through November 14, 2019 Answers the call Community Events Calendar November 29, 2019 through December 12, 2019 The end of an era Attempting to prevent the cycle of homelessness Volunteer's Corner Volunteer's Corner Starting right here Sonoma County climate activists’ community summit Service dog dreams come true for heart attack survivor 20/30 club & Kohl’s outfit students Annual Sonoma County hunger index: 1/3 of residents went hungry in 2017 Volunteer's Corner Fun-filled Cotati stroll Celebrate Black History Month Heavy rain takes toll on drivers Transgender Day of Visibility Community Events Calendar April 5, 2019 through April 18, 2019 Volunteer's Corner SOMO Village vibrant with painted faces and bling Community Events Calendar May 24, 2019 through June 6, 2019 Monte Vista Spring Fling Community Events Calendar June 21, 2019 through July 4, 2019 Civil War days returns to Duncans Mills Volunteer's Corner Free Lacrosse clinics at M Park Community Events Calendar October 4, 2019 through October 17, 2019 Dance for good! Unity Day at Monte Vista Elementary School Largest ball of lint: Dryer Vent Wizard Cotati set Guinness Records™ title The Salvation Army begins assistance operation for Kincade Fire survivors A Day of Remembrance... Donate blood at the 14th annual Bucket Brigade Blood Drive Challenge Accordion Festival gives donation to community Reducing disposable bottle waste at Hahn Elementary Community Events Calendar February 21 through March 5, 2020 Become a child advocate Garbage rate increase may keep compostable materials in county Sonoma County reads ‘Kindred’ Be a resource for fire survivors STEM at SSU Community Events Calendar February 15, 2019 through February 28, 2019 Japanese Internment Remembrance Day Credo students demand strong environmental action Coffee with a Cop  Free family bicycling workshop Learn about water-wise gardening this weekend Volunteer's Corner Inaugural construction trades training class prepares to graduate Volunteer's Corner Free workshop for adults 60+ Big bounce cancelled Volunteer's Corner Help keep the leaves and grass out of storm drains Would you like to shop for the Cottage families? RP Veteran’s Day celebration Coppola Winery establishes a scholarship at SSU The Salvation Army continues to help restock empty refrigerators Volunteer's Corner Community Events Calendar December 6, 2019 through December 19, 2019 Homegrown Sonoma Trio sing original folk and rock at New Cotati Cabaret Celebrating in February… Student artists needed for public art project in Rohnert Park Community Events Calendar February 28 through March 12, 2020 Community Events Calendar August 3, 2018 through August 16, 2018 A warm day with dancing and good food Community Events Calendar November 16, through December 6, Volunteers needed to ring a bell Volunteer's Corner Volunteer's Corner  Senior art show registration for artists age 60+ One Planet Youth Summit and Credo High School United Way ensuring community gets fair share in 2020 census RCRPC hosted Annual Community Award night Rancho Cotate HS students for the month of April- Perseverance Cotati Chamber hosts music festival Community Events Calendar May 31, 2019 through June 13, 2019 A new feature at the Cotati Farmers’ Market Rohnert Park teacher wins summer Fellowship Community Events Calendar August 30, 2019 through September 12, 2019 Bringing Mediterranean culture to the community Rivers of Life Volunteer's Corner Community Events Calendar October 25, 2019 through November 7, 2019 Credo open house cancelled New date for Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Science night at John Reed Elementary Library unveils innovative new teen collection Donations for needy families Community Events Calendar January 31, 2020 through February 13, 2020 Budget award presented to the City of Cotati Performing “Aladdin” Mobility is freedom…with a Purple Heart truck run Train as a coach to help older adults prevent falls Rotary District 5130 provides multiple fire relief grants A New Coalition: Forming alliances for barn owls Grand opening at Acme Burger Penngrove buries time capsule Volunteer's Corner Libraries = strong communities Community Events Calendar May 3, 2019 through May 16, 2019 Tech elects new student body for year 2019-20 Volunteer's Corner Green Music Center presents its annual fundraising event Connect to nature Volunteer's Corner Farm animal rescue in Cotati provides much needed services Public invited to discuss ways to improve Bay Area Transportation Volunteer's Corner Free mattress collection Zero Waste Sonoma and Bye Bye Mattress team up for a free three-day collection Cotati Rohnert Park Co-op Nursery School receives donation The Rotary annual toy wrapping happened last Saturday Helping hands at the boosters crab feed Penngrove Community Church hosts breakfast Rancho Cotate High School students of the month for January Seniors are targets for telescammers CTE Foundation invests in local schools Our invisible but critical water source Future leaders of the community Rohnert Park Democratic Club Free job fair matches local employers and job seekers TAG building ribbon-cutting/dedication ceremony Creating a teacher recruitment and retention plan K/1 students to present a jobs and business expo An invitation to attend “Avenue of Flags” Educator Friedland retires after 35 years 6th annual luau fundraiser Zero Waste Sonoma and Bye-Bye mattress team up Free conservation toolkits at your local library Peace and Justice Center Awards & Fundraiser Sonoma County Library expands Menstrual Equity Program Volunteer's Corner Credo’s Trashion owns the runway Thomas Page Academy gets a big check Volunteer's Corner Volunteer's Corner Volunteer's Corner SSU named one of the nation’s “Most promising places to work” Community Events Calendar February 22, 2019 through March 7, 2019 Mayor Belforte reads at Monte Vista A new student center in RP Nor Cal Aging, Disability and Advocacy Expo Transgender march and rally RP Easter egg hunt Volunteer's Corner Color is fun Jones receives proclamation Flags are a beautiful sight Stockham of Cotati named Global Scholar Greater Farallones Marine sanctuary seeks Maritime Advisor Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation is awarded three new grants Maher will provide free care during Nov. News from Knox College Griffith named to Dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic Volunteer's Corner Students to participate in Legacy Project New Entrepreneur in residence at Sonoma State University Sonoma County STEAM Showcase Transgender day in the square Apply to represent So County’s older adults Community Events Calendar March 22, 2019 through April 4, 2019 McLea’s receives AAA banner SonomaFi coming to local libraries Letter carriers stamp out hunger Woolery loves a clean environment A library luncheon becomes a birthday party Mayors challenge Cougars Sonoma and Mendocino selected for regional electric vehicle charging No fault of their own Earle Baum Center celebrates 20 years Community Events Calendar October 11, 2019 through October 24, 2019 Credo High School hosts open house Community Events Calendar November 22, 2019 through December 5, 2019 SMART establishes a 50 percent discount fare policy for low income riders Cross and Crown celebrates 50th Anniversary Monthly CalFresh benefits to arrive March 1 Community Events Calendar March 15, 2019 through March 28, 2019 SSU to screen ‘Big Sonia’ to honor Holocaust and Genocide survivors Volunteer's Corner Showing off their talents Creative Grants for Summer Arts Youth Programs RP seeking applicants for leadership program Volunteer's Corner Thousands of PG&E customers could benefit from monthly energy discount Community Events Calendar September 13, 2019 through September 26, 2019 She serves Cotati well It’s the time of year for fall curbside cleanup Celebrating different cultures, traditions and history Volunteer's Corner Friends for survival meet Explore foster parenting talk Feb. 25 Cross and Crown Church reaches the big 50 Looking through the glass at Arch’s for 55 years Senior center prom Community Events Calendar April 12, 2019 through April 25, 2019 Paparazzi day... Let the egg hunt begin… Rotary clubs of Rancho Cotati and Rohnert Park are hosting the dedication of a Peace Park Today’s children, Tomorrow’s leaders Sonoma County Mayors’ award breakfast Community Events Calendar September 27, 2019 through October 10, 2019 Dancing in the bubbles Rube Goldberg night at Tech High Community Events Calendar February 14 through February 27, 2020 Crew does a fine job It’s “American” History Volunteer's Corner SSU to sign landmark commitment to sustainability Volunteer's Corner SSU takes top honors at United Nations conference Cal Ripken celebrates opening day Making Rohnert Park age friendly Learn more about CASA’s impact Military basic training graduates Volunteer's Corner Giving thanks at Homestead Gardens Yellow tape on signal lights Clover Sonoma supports free concerts for youth Residents give high marks to Cotati living Event volunteers needed Free LGBT awareness training for caregivers RCHS Guard and drumline competition Sgt. Thompson named So. 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PG&E encourages safe planting during California Arbor Week and beyond

March 20, 2020

To kick off the celebration of California Arbor Week (March 7-14), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers of the importance of planting power-line friendly trees.

When the right tree is planted in the right place, the benefits are many, including keeping homes cool by providing shade, enhancing property values and cleaning the air. If the right tree is not planted in the right place and too near power lines, it is subject to removal and it can cause public safety issues and power outages.

“Safety around power lines is always important, especially when it comes to planting trees. There are hazards to avoid both above and below the ground. Trees that are small when planted may grow to heights that can interfere with overhead power lines and lead to outages. They will require pruning or even removal. California Arbor Week is the perfect opportunity for residents to learn about safe tree planting and the various tree options that provide all the scenic and quality-of-life benefits while avoiding power lines and other utilities,” said Joe Horak, Senior Manager for PG&E’s Sonoma Division.

PG&E offers free downloadable planting guides specific to different regions across its service area, including high fire-threat areas. These guides offer information on what to do before planting, how to plant and care for a tree, characteristics of recommended small trees and more. 

If you are planting trees near power lines please:


Visit to learn about up-to-date planting guidelines near power lines and download a free guide for planting in your area. 

When planting a new tree near power lines outside of high fire-threat districts, leave space for it to remain at least 10 feet clear of all power lines throughout its lifespan, including crown expansion and ensure it is no taller than 25 feet at maturity.

In high fire-threat districts plant only low-growing, fire resistant shrubs near power lines. This can extend the defensible space around your property.  For more information regarding defensible space visit

Call 8-1-1 at least two days before planting trees or landscaping to have underground power lines and other utilities marked. 

Keep all trees, people and equipment at least 10 feet away from high-voltage electric power lines. Performing any work near power lines can be dangerous.


California’s Arbor Day is celebrated on March 7, in honor of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank’s birthday – and because this date is typically ideal for planting trees in most areas of the state. In 2011, the California Legislature designated the week of March 7 to March 14 of each year as California Arbor Week, and to urge California residents to observe the week with appropriate tree planting activities and programs.