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Volunteers Sought for Second ELB Tree Planting, Sat. Feb. 16

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(February 14, 2002) -- Following last month's successful ELB tree planting (above), volunteers are sought for a second tree planting this Saturday, February 16, when 70 more street trees will be emplaced in the area of Palo Verde Ave. between Willow and Spring Streets (details below).

Jacob Ellens of the Iroquois Ave. Neighborhood Watch says volunteers should gather on February 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Emerson Elementary School, 2625 Josie Ave (near the corner of Palo Verde Ave. and Willow St.) Wear "digging shoes and clothes," he says.

The actual plantings will take place on Willow St. and Spring St. from Palo Verde Ave. eastward a few hundred yards, as well as on three interior residential streets: Monogram, Nipomo, and Ostrom.

Trees will be provided by a grant from California ReLeaf. The city is involved and has granted permission and approval for the planting."

Tree plantersAs at last month's tree planting, volunteers can help dig, help water the trees or just watch and provide encouragement. The planting should be complete within about two hours. Shovels and supervision will be will be provided by LB City Hall's Neighborhood Resources Bureau with help from LB's Conservation Corps.

For further info, Mr. Ellens invites readers to email him at:

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