Beautifying District 9 One Tree at a Time

On Nov. 18, Councilmember Curren Price joined Public Works and two local students at Wadsworth Elementary School in District 9 to plant a tree as part of 50 sidewalk trees that will be added along Martin Luther King Boulevard between Figueroa Street and Central Avenue. 

The new trees are helping to revitalize one of Los Angeles’ largest and most iconic streets while improving the air quality, creating a cooling effect and providing a healthier environment for all people using Martin Luther King Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods. “This is the start of an exciting project that will transform this portion of District 9 over the course of the next several years; one that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, whether walking to and from school or visiting one of the many destination attractions in Exposition Park!” added Councilman Price. 

Future improvements include pedestrian-level lighting, sidewalk and curb ramp upgrades/repairs, new landscaped medians and more! Joining the Councilmember at the District 9 tree planting were Board of Public Works President Greg Good, Board of Public Works Commissioner Teresa Villegas and StreetsLA Assistant Director Greg Spotts.

Click on the image below to see footage of the tree planting in CD9, courtesy of our friends at LA Cityview 35.

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