Plant a Tree
In partnership with L.A. City and a new charity, TROOT (troot.org), Julie Nicholson posted on Nextdoor that her daughter recently planted ten new trees. TROOTâ€™s first batch of trees are located along the Mulholland Drive median between Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills.
â€śItâ€™s a great family activity, a lesson in commitment and caring for the planet,â€ť Nicholson wrote on Nextdoor Topanga. â€śReconnect with the earth while beautifying the neighborhood.â€ť
TROOTâ€™s mission is â€śTo create a positive environmental impact through planting trees, while deepening the roots of Los Angeles communities through our tree adoptions.â€ť
If you want to adopt a tree, go to the website, complete the form, pick a tree and commit to watering it. Trees 2, 5, 6, and 9 were available for adoption at press time. Each tree is marked with a number tag matching the map (see website) and needs about 10 gallons of water per week.
If you donâ€™t want to adopt, thereâ€™s an option to donate water and 5-gallon jugs. (Retrieved from Nextdoor Topanga)
LA Conservation Corps
Thanks to Julie Nicholsonâ€™s post, The Canyon Chronicle rediscovered the LA Conservation Corps (lacorps.org; #lacorpspower), who, in partnership with City Plants (www.cityplants.org), provided the trees.
LACCâ€™s mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education, and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
It also provides at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education, and work experience.