We recently read in The Times that Mayor Tom Bradley has a plan to plant 5 million trees, over a period of 5 years, in Los Angeles.
Last September, our committee had the pleasure of attending a tree seminar at Los Angeles City Hall where many residents were represented by individuals and organizations interested in planting trees in all areas of the city.
It is our hope that Mayor Bradley will allow these citizens, interested and concerned about trees, to help select the priority places for this tree planting project. Those attending the seminar were very knowledgeable about trees and their importance in keeping our city healthy by saving energy and by absorbing carbon dioxide while giving off the oxygen we need. Planting trees will not only benefit the present residents of Los Angeles, but also future generations when the population of people and cars will be greater.
Our one and only Earth is seriously suffering from neglect and lack of planning. We don’t think it is too late to improve our environment and make Los Angeles a healthier city if we work together, starting now.