Lush freeway landscaping, at what cost? | Opinion

It is very frustrating to be constantly reminded that we are in a drought and shouldn’t use water unless absolutely necessary. The frustration comes when I see a forest being planted at the roundabout and on the ramp of Casitas Pass heading north.

Not only do we get hundreds of plants along the park path on Casitas Pass Road, the landscaped area that leads to the freeway, on Via Real, and along the entire freeway corridor, but we even have plants on the actual flyover. The plant volume appears to be much larger than necessary.

My question is, where does the water for all of these plants come from? Who pays for it And who will get all of the green space? Meanwhile, we had to take out our lawn, replace the landscaping with drought tolerant landscaping, and water sparingly the plants we have left over.

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