LAist: Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park Gets A Forest Of New Trees
Hollenbeck Park is a beautiful place for people in Boyle Heights to enjoy nature, but it’s lost a bunch of its trees to disease lately. In response, L.A. planted 20 Jacaranda, Tipuana Tipu and Brisbane Box trees at the park Thursday in partnership with the nonprofit Los Angeles Parks Foundation.
The trees will help alleviate pollution from the neighboring 5 freeway, said Carolyn Ramsay, the foundation’s executive director.
“We’re planting the trees along the freeway side of the park to reduce the pollution and exhaust from all the cars and trucks that go by, but also reduce the noise and provide a habitat for the wildlife that live here,” she said.