The City of Los Angeles today launched a new urban forestry webinar series, Growing Vibrant LA Communities. The goals of the series are to provide tangible solutions and tools to Angelenos looking to green their neighborhoods and to empower more Angelenos to engage with and steward our shared urban forest.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich, and members of the Community Forestry Advisory Committee (CFAC) kicked off the inaugural event of the series. During today's event, "Inventory into Action," StreetsLA, LA Sanitation and Environment, Recreation and Parks, and City Plants helped showcase LA's public-facing inventory on streets and along parks and shared resources on how to access urban forestry programs.
Next week, on September 30th at 12:30 PM, LA City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich will launch another webinar series dedicated to LA's urban forest. Lunch and Learn with the City Forest Officer will focus on educating the public on a variety of urban forestry topics, with key speakers from within and outside the City family. Early topics will include an overview of the pillars of urban forestry, street tree maintenance, and the importance of data and mapping.
Read the full press release here.