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New report says LA's trees need help and better care

City workers trim and clear tree branches in a residential neighborhood in Canoga Park.
City workers trim and clear tree branches in a residential neighborhood in Canoga Park.
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Los Angeles is home to hundreds of thousands of trees that fall under the city’s care — they’re mostly located in between curbs and sidewalks. On Thursday, L.A. officials announced a new vision to better protect the city’s trees. 

In a new report, L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin explained how the city cares for its trees, and said 30 percent of L.A’s trees are at risk of dying due to drought and disease. The report detailed how the city can modernize its approach moving forward.