Many Thanks for a Successful Tree Care Event on Alameda St


Saturday's Tree Care event was a success! The trees along Alameda Street are now healthier and happier than ever!



TreePeople rolled in with their tuck at 8:00am stocked with equipment to make for a successful tree care event!  







 Volunteers prepared by dispersing mulch into buckets and watching a short demo on how to clean and mulch the tree wells.




 Above, Michael (a student from UCLA) and Jorge (a recent CSUN graduate), practice their new skills and create a berm around the young tree that will collect water when it rains. They later apply mulch to protect the soil, seal in moisture, and reduce evaporation (Above right - tree well before and after cleaning). 


Coach Ron, a Skid Row community volunteer and supporter, came to help! Here he is posing with host Pam Gibson from TreePeople. 

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So many volunteers came to help and worked so hard that there was time to re-stake two trees! Thank you for your help re-staking, Pam!


Now that is one happy tree!

Industrial District Green would like to give a special thanks to Pam Gibson and TreePeople for hosting this event; Industrial District BID (CCEA), LA Cold Storage, and Larry Rauch for allowing access to the property; Raquel Beard for securing the space; the Valero Gas Station for lending a ladder and being cool; Coach Ron, Skid Row's super-volunteer; and all the WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS who spent their Saturday contributing to the Downtown LA community!

Thank you all!




Above - UCLA students who came out to show their support!