The Region : Tree-Planting Ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Saturday for the Arroyo Seco/Los Angeles River Greenbelt.

The greenbelt will be planted by North East Trees with the support of the Mt. Washington Assn. and the Montecito Heights Improvement Assn. The project's goal is to eventually plant and establish 1,800 native trees along the lower Arroyo Seco and its confluence at the Los Angeles River, connecting Ernest Debs Regional Park and Elysian Park, officials said.

According to North East Trees, volunteers from both neighborhood groups have helped with plantings in the past.

Planting of the first 50 trees begins at 9 a.m., with the dedication ceremony beginning at 11 a.m., both at Heritage Square Museum, Homer Street, one block east of Avenue 40.

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