SILVER LAKE — Thanks to Dan Gershon for sending in a photo of the new trees planted on West Silver Lake Drive next to the Silver Lake Reservoir.
Council District 13 said 33 Chinese Flame and African Sumac trees were planted along a sun-baked portion of the reservoir walking path earlier this month in partnership with City Plants, the Los Angeles Beautification Team and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. The trees were planted in time for Saturday’s (Feb. 10) grand opening of the new walking path atop the South Dam of the Silver Lake Reservoir.
Update: An earlier version of the story identified the trees as Chinese Flame and Australian Willows based on information provided by the council office. But, as readers in the comment section pointed out, those are not Australian Willows. They are African Sumac. “Australian Willows were not available at the nursery, so we planted African Sumac with the Chinese Flame trees,” said a council office spokesman explaining the mix up.
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