Our Greening program pursues tree, garden, and median plantings throughout the greater Industrial District of DTLA. The planning and implementation of each project includes community engagement and participation. The community must be involved in all steps of the process from planning through permissioning to planting to ensure success and ongoing support for new trees.
We have learned from experience that planning and preparation are essential to seeing through successful greening projects. Many different logistical challenges must be overcome and many different entities engaged. Planning and preparation takes many months and revolves around lining up the necessary approvals.
Volunteers at an IDG tree planting, Omar St., April 2013 (Photo: Chuck Hashbarger)
Example of a curb-cut which reduces pollutants to local water bodies
IDG's first official project was in "Skidrokyo", a little neighborhood at the border of Little Tokyo and Skid Row. 19 trees were planted along Boyd and Omar Streets - a mix of Pink Cloud Cherry Blossom and Australian Willow trees.