Trees for a Green LA

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP), the nation's largest municipal utility, has taken many steps over the years to maintain urban forestry. Back in the early 1990's they worked with TreePeople in planting 50,000 seedlings in the mountains of Southern California. In 1998 they started "Cool Schools," a program that helps to cool down school campuses across the city by planting thousands of shade trees while educating students on the environmental importance of trees. In 2002 they unveiled a new project that still continues to be a success for the city today called "Trees for a Green LA." They provide residential customers with the knowledge to plan for, plant and protect young shade trees around their home. After attending a tree-planting workshop, residents are eligible to receive up to seven free shade trees and can select from approximately 40 different species. To date, over 20,000 shade trees have been planted through Trees for a Green LA. Thanks for the tip, Michael T.! ::LADWP