BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is inviting members of the community to attend an informational meeting to obtain more details about a site cleanup and root excavation on the Civic Center Drive right-of-way. The meeting will transpire on Wednesday, January 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Library Auditorium located at 444 N. Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

The City has hired TreeCareLA to clean up the Civic Center Drive right-of-way in preparation for tree planting. Earthworks has been hired also to complete root collar excavation to increase the health of the already existing eucalyptus trees. According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, root collar excavation involves the removal of excessive soil and mulch from a tree trunk.

The project timeline and work hours will be the following (weather permitting):

-Site Preparation, Clearing and Grubbing: Week of January 7

-Root Collar Excavation: January 14 thru January 25

Hours of work will transpire between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will consist of a crew of 5 to 8 workers. Equipment used will include a vacuum truck, mulching truck and miscellaneous work trucks. Hand tools including shovels, rakes etc. will be used.

The soil will be watered and kept moist for dust mitigation and prevention. For questions contact the Public Works Customer Service department at (310) 285-2467 or email