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Calabasas, Calif. – October 1, 2006. Mountains Restoration Trust today announced that it will plant/maintain 26 trees as part of their Commemorative Oaks Planting. These events are two 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). Mountains Restoration Trust is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
At the events, 40 sixth grade students from A.J. Heschel Day School, Northridge, will prepare two new planting sites. Preparation involves searching for matured valley oak acorns, preparing wire cages to protect roots, planting, and mulching. Many of the Heschel students will return during the school year to do follow-up care. In doing so, the site will be dedicated as the Heschel School Oak Grove. Woodland Hills’ El Camino High School students will also meet their community service requirements by coming to the monthly Oak Care Days.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Jo Kitz. “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.” Commemorative Oaks is a volunteer oak restoration program in Malibu Creek State Park that is in its 13th year.
Mountains Restoration Trust’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Oct 24, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Malibu Creek State Park parking lot.
Read the full Mountains Restoration Trust press release. (PDF)