Did you know that people drive slower down tree-lined streets?
This morning I went to help my friends Edith and Jolly plant trees on their street. The city of LA donated the 18 trees: Crape Myrtle, Magnolia and African Sumac, which are all drought-tolerant.
The planting was organized through Tree People who showed us how deep to dig the holes for the trees, where to put the stakes, the special way to mound up the bark-chip mulch, and the correct way to water.
When each tree was tied and correctly staked, we formed a circle around it, and sang a dedication. One of the trees was named after Julie, who recently died in a traffic accident. Her classmates dug her tree