Arboretum Reopens After Windstorms - NBC Southern California

Arboretum Reopens After Windstorms

Closed since windstorms knocked down 235 trees, the Los Angeles County Arboretum welcomed visitors on Monday, a week ahead of schedule.

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    The 127-acre site in Arcadia has one of the largest collections of trees from around the world, but hundreds were damaged during last week's wind storm. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011)

    The Los Angeles County Arboretum, closed since windstorms damaged half of its trees, was scheduled to reopen Monday, a week ahead of schedule.

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    The high winds of Dec. 1 destroyed 235 trees and left more than 700 more in need of extensive pruning, arboretum staff said on the facility’s website.

    More than 150 workers from several public agencies worked to help restore the gardens.

    The arboretum is located at 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia. Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for children.

    The gardens were scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 26, with the final admission at 4:30 p.m.

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