Behold the mighty Sequoia sempervirens! You might also know the saplings springing up on West Silver Lake Drive as redwoods. They are the same species as the big, old evergreens that already ring the reservoir. These handsome, young specimens are relatively slow-growing but will eventually make as dramatic a green skyline as their elders whom they join.
Slightly to the north on the same street (not pictured below), you will find smaller examples of Geijera Parviflora (Austrailian Willow), selected for their compact size and bright evergeen foliage. We've also planted a few jacarandas and Chinese flame trees here and there to break up the street picture a little bit. Several of you have asked for trees to plant in front of your homes. This fall we might arrange a community tree planting and do just that.