Councilmember Andrews to host neighborhood tree-planting

Sixth District Councilmember Dee Andrews, along with the Office of Sustainable, and Mental Health America, will host a neighborhood tree-planting, from 10am to 2pm on Friday, June 21 at 1871 Locust Ave.
As part of the tree-planting program, neighbors of the Midtown area of Long Beach will plant about 30 trees over three street blocks. The trees will be planted from the 1800 block through the 2000 block of Locust Avenue.
Volunteers are welcome. Street tree coordinators will gather at 1871 Locust Avenue for a demonstration on how to properly plant a tree. Participants will work in teams of two to three people and are advised to wear boots and gloves, with no open-toe shoes or bare hands. Coordinators are also encouraging planters to bring tools like shovels, pruning shears, sharp knives, brooms and rakes.
“Long Beach is becoming a more environmentally sustainable place to live, work and visit,” Andrews said. “I encourage all of Long Beach to make an easy investment in our city by learning how to plant, preserve and protect their neighborhood trees.”
To volunteer or acquire more information about getting a free tree, call (562) 570-6816.

Source: 6th District council office

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