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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1999 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not exactly Washington, D.C., but Lake Balboa's 1,600 flowering cherry trees are quite a sight right now. For the next week or so, blossoms will continue to open, gracing the lake shore and entrance to the 160-acre Anthony C. Beilenson Park with a pink hue. The simple flowers are making a late appearance this year, probably due to a severe December frost that dropped temperatures to 27 degrees in the Sepulveda Basin, said James Ward, who oversees city parks in the Valley.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1997
The July 23 article on trees being torn out in the downtown area by the city of Fullerton cries out for comment. We have a person in Fullerton whose job is titled "city risk manager?" Sounds like the city should be in for some scathing satire on that one. Beyond the job silliness though, has the city contemplated the comparative look of a "virtually treeless" city like downtown Anaheim or the new Brea with our downtown look? Maybe the beauty of the city is more important than the "bucks" spent on taking care of it?
NEWS
June 29, 2004 | Bonnie Obremski
Forests across California and the West are getting more and more crispy with each year of drought, turning evergreen woodlands to brown tinder and creating prime conditions for more destructive wildfires, a new survey shows. Examining Southern California timber that was first surveyed in 1995, members of the U.S. Forest Service's Remote Sensing Lab found nearly one in four trees in the Cleveland National Forest had died, some from insect and disease and the rest in last year's firestorm.
OPINION
March 16, 2008
Re "Torn limb from limb," Opinion, March 12 Sara Catania deserves plaudits for pointing out the horrible things we do to our trees, most of it in the name of convenience. Not only are we losing that carbon absorption, but she doesn't even touch on the issue of all that pointless green waste. Enough is enough. Let's save our trees and save ourselves. Janet K. Schwartzkopf Palm Springs -- At last, someone is bringing to a public forum the horrifying butchery of mature trees around here.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2006
THANK you for the informative article ["Planting the Future, One Tree at a Time," Nov. 23]. However, in an era when oil is peaking, putting our food supply at risk -- yes, pretty much everything we eat that we don't grow in our neighborhoods is oil-dependent -- we should be planting a variety of fruit and nut trees everywhere in our public and private spaces. Our city has thousands of miles of superfluous auto parking lanes in residential areas. These could become orchards and food forests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Ten saplings that were recently cut down by vandals will be replaced Saturday, and another 25 planted along Victory Boulevard, as part of a beautification project. Community leaders were shocked to wake up Monday morning to find that one-third of the holly leaf oak trees they planted last weekend had been chopped in half with a pair of lopers or bolt cutters. Only a three-foot trunk and a metal rod remained.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2011 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
To see the forest for the trees, drive north from Victorville on old Route 66 into the desert, past the cement factory where Elmer Long toiled for decades, to a grove of metal and glass that is more than the sum of its parts. Long's Bottle Tree Ranch is a folk art forest — two-plus acres crowded with hundreds of metal sculptures adorned with colored bottles and topped with just about anything one could imagine. A saxophone, caribou antlers and windmills. Half a surfboard, a rusted tricycle and furniture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Like shade? Topping a priority list of city projects for 1998 is a tree-planting program to replace foliage in denuded areas. A citizen's advisory committee will help develop a plan to add more trees and replace cracked curbs, sidewalks and gutters damaged by unruly roots. Also expected to take root this year are new businesses. City lots on the market for development could lure employers, which should go well with Mayor Ronald Bates' hopes of increasing municipal revenues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2000 | SARAH TORRIBIO-BOND
Sherman Oaks residents will raise money for trees at the third annual "Barbecue at Bloomingdale's" today at Fashion Square Sherman Oaks. The event, sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn., is a benefit for the area's Ventura Boulevard Tree Planting Project, which is aimed at beautifying the stretch of Ventura between Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard with palms and leafy trees. "We feel very connected to our community," said event spokeswoman Elke Heitmeyer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
Children and adults will team Saturday to help make Vintage Street Fundamental Magnet School a better place. Students and community members are expected to plant 38 mulberry and silk trees around the perimeter of the school yard, school Principal Ivy Morritt said. One of the trees will be dedicated to Cherokee McVea. The 7-year-old boy was killed in a 1993 car accident in Van Nuys. The boy, a Vintage Magnet School student, would have graduated with the fifth grade this year.
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