What Boyle Heights needs is more shade; East L.A. family to get extreme home makeover

  • The number of pedestrians carrying umbrellas on the sun-baked sidewalks of Boyle Heights may be a sign that more street trees need to be planted to provide shade. Streetsblog
  • More than 100 Volunteers will repair the East Los Angeles home of a family of six with a special needs child during a one-day, “extreme” home makeover. 51st Assembly District

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  1. Yeah, Boyle Heights is an island surrounded by hazardous exhaust spewing freeways. They definitely need more trees to filter out the bad air. I would rather keep the ficus trees destroying the sidewalks, but giving much needed shade.

    • I hear ya, but we need to think about our neighbors in wheelchairs or who are in other ways mobility impaired. They need safe sidewalks.

  2. The section of Lincoln Heights west of the freeway is as bad or worse—no street trees at all, concrete over everything, the residents are just baking in the sun.

  3. Unfortunately street trees are a tough sell in Los Angeles. For some reason our urban forest just isn’t valued by many people, or at least many of the people in our local government.

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