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Parks & Trees Division

1636 Compromise Line Road, Glendora, CA 91741-3380
phone (626) 852-4869 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm | Saturday - Sunday CLOSED



The Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance of all the City's landscape areas, medians, wilderness areas and public parks. This maintenance also includes the city trees that make Glendora so beautiful.

PLAYGROUND CLOSURES FOR INSTALLATION OF RUBBERIZED MULCH

The Glendora Community Services Department was recently awarded $149,700, from the CalRecycle Tire-Derived Product Grant Program for the purchase of rubberized mulch for several park playgrounds throughout the city. As a result, the following playgrounds will be temporarily closed during the dates listed to allow for the removal of the existing woodchips and installation of the rubberized mulch:

1. Ole Hammer Park (362 N. Live Oak Ave.) – March 31, 2015 to April 7, 2015
2. Finkbiner Park (160 N. Wabash Ave.) – April 6, 2015 to April 13, 2015
3. Gladstone Park South Playground (600 E. Gladstone Ave.) – April 13, 2015 to April 20, 2015
4. Willow Springs Park (515 N. Willow Springs Lane) – April 15, 2015 to April 22, 2015
5. Gladstone Park North Playground (600 E. Gladstone Ave.) – April 22, 2015 to April 29, 2015

The parks will remain open during installation. The closure schedule may change if we experience inclement weather.
If you would like more information, please contact Raquel Zepeda, Parks Supervisor at 626-852-4875.

THE URBAN FOREST | The Urban Forest consists of more than 18,000 trees located at city owned facilities, parks, landscaped properties, and within the public right of way on streets and highways. There are also thousands of trees located on private and other publicly owned properties located throughout the city. Maintenance of trees located on city owned land is the responsibility of the city and trees located on other properties are the responsibility of the property owner. 

The Urban Forestry Manual is a document that is adopted by the City Council. This document outlines the City’s management and polices related to trees in our community.

PRUNING CITY TREES | City trees are pruned on a regular schedule by staff from the Community Services Department, Parks Maintenance Division or contracted workers who are Certified Arborists that follow the pruning methods prescribed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The main purpose for pruning is to encourage proper growth, provide sufficient safety clearance for traffic signs and signals, street lights, pedestrians and motor vehicles, and to remove dead, damaged and diseased branches.  Parks Maintenance Manual

REMOVAL of CITY TREES | The removal of a City Tree by any person or entity other than the City of Glendora is prohibited. To request removal of a City tree that is a safety hazard, diseased or dead, please complete the request form and mail to: 1636 Compromise Line Rd Glendora, CA 91741 .  In an emergency situation such as a fallen branch or tree that is blocking traffic or has caused damage to a home or vehicle contact the Parks Division: (626) 852-4869 or the Glendora Police Department: (626) 914-8250.

The following reasons are NOT valid for removal of a city owned tree;

  • Excessive leaves, fruit, flowers, petals, bees, birds, and other animals, or insects that may create a nuisance.
  • Roots that grow into the sewer or water line that services the home or business. The property owner is responsible for maintenance and replacement, if necessary, of lateral sewer and water lines that service the property. Roots typically do not enter sewer or water lines unless there is a pre-existing crack or leak.
  • Hardscape damage if a feasible, economic solution exists to save the tree. The city will take responsibility to repair curbs, gutters, and sidewalks located in the parkway as necessary.

Please note that the City will only remove trees on public property; this generally includes trees on most median or greenbelt areas, but each case must be considered on an individual basis.

PLANTING NEW TREES | Funding for tree planting is dependent on current fiscal budgeting.  When planting new trees the city looks at the viability of planting a specific type of tree in specific areas. Viability shall be based on the following criteria:

  • Adequate space available to allow for unimpeded growth
  • Adequate line-of-site visibility for vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Adequate and consistent water source available to tree.