Monday, January 22, 2007

Glassell Park Tree Give Away

Originally uploaded by flingitman.
The Glassell Park Improvement Association, led by Laura Gutierrez (pictured in between myself and my colleague Jose Huizar) teamed up with TreePeople and the Million Trees Initiative to hand out more than 500 fruit and shade trees at the CD13 Satellite Field Office. Plum, peach, sycamore, and a host of other species were available to Glassell Park residents, who began lining up for trees before the hand out officially kicked off. Joined by Councilmember Huizar (who represents the eastern part of Glassell Park), I helped community members pick up the tree of their choice, a bag of mulch, and a few tips on caretaking. We'll nurture these trees, which in turn will clean our air and beautify our streets. In that act of planting and caring for them, we'll each commit ourselves to nourishing our community.