Dozens of volunteers from all over the city descended on Broadway Avenue this week to plant 100 new trees on the arterial street. Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. and City Plants LA, formerly known as One Million Trees LA, were joined by community groups, residents and volunteers on a sunny Saturday morning for the planting. From Slauson Ave. to 69th Street, these trees will help transform an area currently barren of any greenery, helping to transform an important commercial corridor. The new trees will also help conserve energy, provide additional cooling and improving the overall curb appeal of the area. Residents will also be able to adopt a fruit tree to plant in their own garden.
“The New Ninth is all about bringing positive change to our community, and our efforts to make our community cleaner and greener are among the most important as we look to improve the quality of life of our residents,” said Councilman Curren Price.
“ This effort will not only had 100 new trees to an arterial street in our district, but it helps make this commercial corridor more inviting for business owners, customers and all residents to enjoy.”
Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. was joined by Greg Good, the Mayor's Director of Infrastructure Services, and Pastor Keith B. Williams of the Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church as well as representatives from LADWP, the Board of Public Works and the California Urban Forest Council.