In 2011, SORO NC dedicated over 25% of its annual budget towards the purchase of new trees for Robertson Blvd. between Cadillac and Cattaraugus. Last month, with the support of Council Districts 5 and 10 and Million Trees LA, we tackled Phase 2 with a one-day blitz.
The day started at the Hamilton High parking lot. Volunteers of all ages came out to help beautify the neighborhood.
We planted Chinese Elms—carefully selected in collaboration with Million Trees LA—hardy, good for public spaces, and designed to grow tall with a large lacy canopy. They’ll provide greenery, shade, noise reduction and make Robertson businesses more attractive.
We filled in all the empty tree wells with new trees and cut new tree wells into the sidewalk where none exist.
In addition, SORO has funded a two-year watering and maintenance program, to ensure that the trees are properly cared for and can grow strong, healthy roots.