Paint the Town Green: LA's Arts District to Plant Street Trees

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Paint the Town Green: LA's Arts District to Plant Street Trees Paint the Town Green: LA's Arts District to Plant Street Trees
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Paint the Town Green: LA's Arts District to Plant Street Trees

by Julie Ma

August 13, 2012

What would you do to bring some nature into your neighborhood? To green the concrete jungles, GOOD Maker teamed up with environmental nonprofit organization TreePeople to urge the GOOD community to paint their town green. We wanted to hear your plans on how to use TreePeople’s plethora of resources including trees, native and water-conserving plants, mulch, and rainwater capture to implement into urban communities needing a healthy dose of plant life.

While this project is not the Arts District's first foray into tree planting, landscape designer and committee member Garbrielle Newmark hopes it is one that will last. With 17 volunteers already signed up for the street planting launch, the project is off to a solid start. “My main goal besides getting these trees planted is setting up a long-term maintenance plan,” Newmark says. “The other trees in the neighborhood have been cared for, but I’d like for more people to get more involved and invested in planting efforts and be aware of the educational aspects.” The group's next steps involve getting permits for the planting. By October, the team hopes to be sowing seeds. By January of 2013, they'll begin planting fruit trees and native plants in the market parkways. 

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Photos courtesy of Carolyn Paxton and Gabrielle Newmark
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