Yesterday- April 22nd- Earth Day and Arbor Day were jointly celebrated in Santa Monica by the planting of two substantial Camphor trees in Los Amigos Park. The planting of the trees was watched and assisted by the students of two local schools- Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH) and John Muir Elementary School. The trees were supplied by Santa Monica City Council.
Camphor trees are natives of Taiwan, Southern Japan, South East China and Indochina.
One would have liked to see more than two trees being planted- some cities plant hundreds of trees- but two trees is better than none. Also, it is good to be able to write of trees being planted rather than being destroyed.
As I was unable to get there, I am showing a photo from the Santa Monica Daily Press:
Photo: Brandon Wise
Last month I wrote at some length about the origins of Arbor Day: Link