City of West Hollywood is hosting a community tree planting event for this year’s Arbor Day Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 9am, at Laurel Park, located at 1343 N. Laurel Ave.
Four tree species were selected for this year’s celebration. These four trees include: Two Maidenhair trees, Ginkgo biloba, which will display attractive fan-shaped leaves and will add colorful yellow and gold foliage during the Fall season; one Aleppo Pine, Pinus halepensis, which will grow tall and have elongated branches with evergreen needles between 2.5 – 4 inches in length; and one Chinese Pistache, Pistacia chinensis, also known for its fall season burst of color in vivid reds and oranges. The trees were chosen because they will complement public enjoyment of the park and they are well-suited to live in Southern California’s drought conditions.
West Hollywood community members are encouraged to participate in the Community Tree Planting. Prior landscaping or gardening experience is not required. Tools and gloves will be on-hand and supervision and instruction will be provided. The event will start off with a short “how-to” planting session, followed by a discussion about the importance and value trees play in our urban environment.
The Community Tree Planting is organized in recognition of National Arbor Day, which is traditionally held on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by newspaper editor and politician J. Sterling Morton, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It has since expanded and is now celebrated around the world as a day to plant and care for trees. The Arbor Day Foundation has launched The Time for Trees initiative with the goal of planting 100 million trees in forests and communities around the globe by the year 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. Find out more at https://timefortrees.org/. Please visit http://www.arborday.org to learn more about Arbor Day. More information on the City of West Hollywood’s dedication to sustainability can be found at www.weho.org/gogreen.
Please contact Debbie Gonzalez to RSVP at: [email protected] or (323) 848-3116.