Los Angeles to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Los Angeles – October 1, 2006. TreePeople today announced that it will plant/maintain 300 trees as part of their Los Angeles Harbor Kickoff Planting. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). TreePeople is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

The Los Angeles harbor communities have a sparser canopy of trees than any other part of the city, and some of the worst quality air. The proposition: the more leaves rustling in the wind, the cleaner that wind will be. “We will grow the ports, but grow them ‘green.'” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Jennifer Scott-Lifland. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” TreePeople seeks to inspire the people of Los Angeles to take personal responsibility for the urban forest- educating, training, and supporting them as they plant and care for trees.
TreePeople’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Harbor Regional Park.
Appropriate for individuals, the entire family, and groups.
Read the full TreePeople press release. (PDF)