So happy about this mornings’ planting. There were SO many people who helped make it happen. Old allies and new ones, working together to make our neighborhood even better. Friends from all corners of the metro area, and the documentary film, Plant A Wish, who inspired us to articulate our wishes so they can grow with our trees.
Some of the key people who did the groundwork for our planting came together: Circle K/Key Club, who did our initial treewell survey. Claudia Clemens and Girl Scout Troop 216 who gathered all the permissions from property owners for the trees we planted. Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council who gave important support, especially Mark Reback, who is also a TreePeople Planting Supervisor. Citizen Forester Yuliana Parada. Our horticultural advisor Marcos Trinidad. The TreePeople crew capably led by Michelle Bagnato.
The Eagles Boy Scout Troop 199 and the Arcadia Chinese Association came out to lend a hand. Other local people who love trees, and new friends from the East side, Westside, Eagle Rock and Silver Lake.
Some important people who weren’t there today: Scott Wilson, Rich Monk, Robert Powers, Mike Woodward, David Gustavson, Maggie Lobl, Melissa Guerrero and others– the list is long.
Donations of food and drink from Galco’s, Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant, El Arco Iris, Follieros, Starbucks, Coco’s, Dominoes, CVS was a nice way to relax afterward.
It was a great morning. Thanks everyone, for bringing your optimism and energy to our neighborhood.
Photos above by Ricky Lau and Jane Tsong. Stay tuned in weeks to come for more photos from today….