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Urban Areas

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The Urban Area demonstrates ways to steward resources in urban or suburban eco-systems. Four styles of water-wise yards and lawn alternatives demonstrate wildlife-friendly plantings and landscaping with native plants.
The “Arbor Trail” includes a variety of tree species that do well in harsh urban conditions of inland southern California. Interpretive signs depict components of urban forestry and the multiple values of trees. Learn how trees moderate for climate change, reduce air pollution, and mitigate the urban heat island effect. Visitors are provided information about proper tree care and planting, placement of trees to reduce energy use, invasive tree species, and more.