LA County Arboretum Reopens After Windstorm Damage Clean Up

ARCADIA (CBS) — The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden reopened Monday, after weeks of extensive windstorm damage clean up was completed.

“We are so grateful to the community for their outpouring of support,” said Russ Guiney, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. “So many people contacted us to express their concern, offer their support during the clean up and with rebuilding efforts still to come.”

The garden lost a total 235 trees and 700 others were damaged during the storms.

“Although, I am saddened by the loss of so many beautiful specimens, I am looking forward to the opportunity to rebuild,” said Arboretum Chief Executive Officer Richard Schulhof. “This is a time for planning the future of the Arboretum. We are extremely grateful for the continued support from the community as we begin to restore the trees and gardens.”

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden will resume regular hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

For more information on the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, click here.

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