Tree bark, that is. This morning, a crew of city workers planted 10 new trees in the Silver Lake Dog Park in hopes of greening up the sun-baked and often dusty piece of ground. Jen Byrne of the Silver Lake Dog Park Association describes the morning planting session:
Today we planted 5 ficus, 3 Podacarpus and 2 Camphors (we had previously planted 5 Podocarpus and 5 Camphors). So that’s 20 new trees in the Silver Lake Dog Park in 1 1/2 years. The City planted the trees this morning starting at 7 AM and were finished up by 11 AM, way ahead of the scheduled time of 2 PM. The guys were great and worked really hard. They also flattened out the ruts that were caused by this past winter’s rain (hopefully saving many ankles until next winter!) and they also tested the sprinklers and will reset them to go off now at night. That should help also help with cutting down the amount of the dust that swishes in the air come summer.
Byrne is seeking volunteers to help mulch those new trees – which were donated by the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Silver Lake Wine and the Silver Lake Reservoir Conservancy – and help with watering. Contact her via email at [email protected] or sign up at the Silver Lake Dog Park Yahoo Group.