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L.A. youths planting plum trees and more in Urban Fruit Trail project
L.A. youths planting plum trees and more in Urban Fruit Trail project

The decision was unanimous: The plum tree needed a name. "Bob Pastolio!" yelled Maria Flor, a sixth-grader from West Hollywood. "Yeah," said Max Oppenheimer, 12, of Los Feliz. "For short, we'll call him Bob." The students spent a recent Wednesday afternoon shoveling and sweating in the sun in order to plant the leafy tree at Lafayette Park — part of a public project to create a fruit tree trail that will wind its way through the MacArthur Park area. In total, 150 trees will be planted, offering the neighborhood plenty more shade and a chance at free snacks year-round: plums and peaches in the summer, pomegranates and persimmons in the fall, and lemons, limes, oranges and kumquats...

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