Rachel's Treehouse Blog

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Trees as Historic Cultural Monuments: Your Questions Answered

August 4, 2021

At this session of Lunch and Learn, I welcomed Ken Bernstein from the LA City Planning Department, author of Preserving Los Angeles, to talk about the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance and how it can be applied to trees. Anyone can apply and

Growing Vibrant LA Communities: Bridging the Biodiversity Gap from Seeds to Trees
Growing Vibrant LA Communities Returns July 29

July 28, 2021

Join us for a conversation about Los Angeles' biodiversity, its intersections with urban trees, & ways to identify, honor, and document the ecological richness around you. This webinar will also mark the official kick-off of the public comment period

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Feature in Crosstown LA: Everybody Has a Tree Story

July 27, 2021

‘Everybody has a tree story’ Los Angeles City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich discusses greenery, the canopy and arbor equity By Natalie Bettendorf In a 2019 sustainability plan known as L.A.’s Green New Deal, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed increasing

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City Plants and LA's "Team Trees" Awarded $50K for Commonwealth Nursery in LA2050 Competition

July 8, 2021

The City Plants / LA City "team trees" collaboration has won second place, by popular vote, and will receive $50,000 to make LA the "best place to live" as part of the LA2050 contest. The grant will support the City's collaborative efforts at the

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Commonwealth Nursery Project Highlighted at Lunch and Learn + Your Chance to Vote!

June 23, 2021

This lunch and learn session was an introduction to the Commonwealth Nursery project, an effort to support the renewed use of a historic City tree and plant nursery in Griffith Park. This renovation effort is part of a large partnership that includes