Downtown tree-planting plans for 104 new trees

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tree-plantingA green, healthy Long Beach is a city full of trees and open space. Long Beach is working hard to expand open space with new parks, green empty lots, create more community gardens and, of course, plant new trees.

“This is an opportunity for the community to come together and play a role in the beautification of our Downtown,” said DLBA President and Chief Executive Officer, Kraig Kojian. “These trees will greatly improve the aesthetics of many of our streets and walkways and will enhance the pedestrian experience.”

Join the city officials and downtown neighbors this Saturday, November 21 to help plant more than 100 new trees. These trees will be in addition to the 15 recently planted along Pacific Avenue. Tree planting boundaries are Ocean Boulevard on the south, 10th Street on the north, 710 Freeway on the west and Alamitos on the west.

Volunteer check in will start at 8:30 a.m. on the Promenade north of Broadway. Please wear appropriate attire along closed-toe shoes as walking, light digging and lifting is required. Drinking water, shovels, brooms, gloves as well as coffee, juice and donuts will be provided.  Tree planters will receive two hours validated parking at 133 Promenade Walk.

The tree-planting is a partnership between the Downtown Long Beach Associates, the Redevelopment Agency, and councilmembers Suja Lowenthal and Robert Garcia.

For more information about the community tree planting, call Lena Gonzalez at Councilmember Garcia’s (562) 570-6919 or Mary Coburn from the DLBA at (562) 485-3133.

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