Industry News: Tree Ordinances

Encinitas must decide if ficus trees are worth the cost

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares

It could cost $1.2 million over the next five years to prune all of downtown's huge ficus street trees and repair root-caused cracks in the city's sidewalks, a new report states.

That hefty price tag doesn't include any damage claims nearby property owners might be tempted to file against the city over ficus tree roots that have invaded their sewer lines or damaged their parking lots, city arborist Chris Kallstrand told the Encinitas City Council last week.

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