City of Oxnard wants to plant free fruit trees in residents' yards

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The city of Oxnard is offering to plant free fruit trees as part of a grant to qualified residents, officials announced in a statement on Wednesday.

All Oxnard residents are encouraged to apply, but priority will be given to those 'disproportionately' affected by pollution. Based on the CalEnviroScreen scores the priority neighborhoods include:

  • Tierra Vista,
  • Mar Vista,
  • Five Points Northeast
  • Rose Park,
  • La Colonia
  • Cabrillo

Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to have their choice of a lime, lemon, peach, orange or avocado tree planted right in their front yard.

Trees will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Homeowners will be responsible for maintaining their tree per specifications outlined in an agreement form they are required to fill out with their application.

One tree will be provided per household.

For program requirements and to apply, visit:

Questions or comments, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (805) 385-8280 or email