Seventeen Trees Planted in our Parks

On Sat. June 18th., a crew from Our City Forest, along with volunteers, planted a total of 17 trees at TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana Parks.  OCF worked with the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department to determine the planting locations.  All trees planted were on  PG&E’s approved tree list for trees under power lines. Twelve trees were planted in east TJ Martin Park near Meridian Ave.
Two trees were planted along the curb of Oakglen Way in Jeffrey Fontana Park,
two were planted along the curb south of the dog parks, and
one was planted near the Fontana statue.
Funds were provided by a grant OCF had for tree planting and watering.  Thanks so much for all the hard work provided by the volunteers.  This will help to replace some of the many dead trees felled by the drought.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sqrrlady on June 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    would be nice if the type of trees were given… are they just for foliage or do they do something like flowers for hummers, winter berries for birds etc??????

    Norma Campbell IDate: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:24:16 +0000 To:



    • Posted by Martin-Fontana Parks Association on June 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Most of the trees are marked with a tag showing the type of tree planted. The names of the ones I found were: Saratoga Sweet Bay, California Buckeye, and Lavender Flowered Crape Myrtle. For more info you would have to contact Our City Forest.



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