City’s First Tree Planting Day- A SUCCESS!

On Saturday morning, September 13, 2008, City Council and Planning Commission members, City employees, civic volunteers and 50 high school students from three area high schools met bright and early at Foss Field to plant the first 100 trees authorized by the “Green Trees for the Golden State” grant awarded to the City of Perris.  

On hand to instruct, educate, prepare holes, supervise planting and stake trees was West Coast Arborists, the City’s urban forestry partner.  The tree grant finances the planting and maintenance of 600 trees for the City of Perris and is the first step in our quest to become a Tree City, USA.

For this first of several tree planting events, a total of 100 trees including Crepe Myrtle, Bradford Pear, Western Redbud, Raywood Ash and Purple Leaf Plum were planted. The trees were added to sections of Redlands Avenue, Murrieta Road, Ruby Drive behind Perris High School, Nan Sanders Elementary and Foss Field Park.  

With the help of our hardworking volunteer crew, all trees were successfully planted and the improvement to the landscape was immediate!  Back at Foss Field Park, a great taco lunch was enjoyed by all, especially the students, who had worked up big appetites! We look forward to the next tree planting event, to be announced in the Press Enterprise, public service Channel 3 and City publications.