CBS LOS ANGELES: City Officials Plant Trees as Part of Barnsdall Park Olive Grove Restoration

In an effort to return Barnsdall Park and its once historic olive grove to its former glory, 40 olive trees were planted Thursday morning, joining the more than 450 like trees already planted in the area.

At one time, the olive grove housed more than 1,200 trees, and was used as a commercial orchard, prior to its purchase by Aline Barnsdall, an oil heiress and philanthropist.

“We’re planting 40 Wilsonii olive trees today to fill in the gaps in the original olive grove that has been here since the 1890s. So this is a spectacular project for us, for the people of Los Angeles, and it’s going to just provide so many benefits to Hollywood. We’re right in the middle of a very dense urban area and these trees are going to be a benefit for generations to come,” said Carolyn Ramsay, the Director of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation.


Read Full Story: City officials plant trees as part of Barnsdall Park olive grove restoration – CBS Los Angeles (