Project Description: The project will engage community members in planting and caring for 1,000 street trees, and will distribute and support planting of an additional 500 residential shade trees and 500 residential fruit trees.
Operations & Maintenance Plan: Prior to the end of the grant term, TreePeople will provide to the City detailed recommendations covering tasks and schedule for care of project street trees, including watering quantity and frequency, mulching and berm building, stake and tie adjustment and removal, and structural pruning. The City of Riverside will be responsible for ongoing O&M of street trees after the grant term. Prior to the end of the grant term, TreePeople will provide to residents who have received a tree for planting at their home detailed recommendations covering tasks and schedule for care of these trees with the same information listed above. Residents will be responsible for ongoing O&M of residential trees after the grant term, in keeping with the "pledge form" that they will be required to sign prior to receiving a tree.