Volunteers Needed to Plant More Trees in Hollydale Park

Residents are encouraged to volunteer Saturday at Hollydale Regional Park.

The will be hosting another volunteer gardening event on Saturday at in partnership with Amigos de los Rios, a regional nonprofit group.

Volunteers will help plant new trees as well as care for a recently planted set.

“We have 20 [western redbud trees] that we are planning to plant,” said Loretta Quach, Amigos de los Rios project associate. “We will also help maintain the other trees.”

In February, a total of 50 trees were planted at another gardening event hosted by the parks and recreation department and Amigos de los Rios. Once a tree is planted, it requires specific care to ensure its healthy growth.

“Normally after a couple of week you have got to come back to replant stakes and straighten up the trees,” said , director of parks and recreation. “We make sure they are in good shape.”

The trees that are being planted are part of more than 300 that Amigos de Los Rios hopes to plant over the course of the year.

“We are trying to get there little by little,” said Quach. “We want to make [Hollydale Regional Park] a more pleasant place to be.”

Volunteers will also be educated through the experience and can gain more gardening skills by taking part in this event.

“They can take these skills to their own yards,” said Adams. “It provides training for the community.”

The event will take place at from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Particpants should look for the group when they enter the park through Monroe Avenue. For more information, contact Paul Adams at 323-563-5478 or Amigos de los Rios at 626-791-1611. 


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