December 22, 2011
The Arboretum Tree Fund is growing!
Shortly after the windstorm, more than 150 workers from multiple public agencies gathered to assist the ongoing cleanup effort at the Arboretum. Our assessment of damage showed 235 trees a total loss and over 700 requiring extensive restoration pruning. The entire Arboretum staff is making a remarkable contribution in repairing damage and preparing to reopen on Monday, December 26. We are also enormously grateful to our volunteers. As you may have seen or heard, the LA Times, KPCC, KNBC, KCBS and others have reported the Arboretum story.
The Arboretum Tree Fund
We very much appreciate the outpouring of community support and donations to the Arboretum Tree Fund, the single largest tree planting campaign in the garden’s history. Hundreds of trees were lost or damaged because of the December 1st windstorm. If you would like to contribute to a new generation of trees to ensure the Arboretum is a magnificent public resource for years to come. please help with a GIFT ONLINE, or by MAIL. Please make the check payable to the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation, 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA. 91007. To make a donation by phone, please call Brittany Fabeck in our Development Office at 626.821-3237. Please include “Tree Fund” on your donation. Thank you so much for your support!