Spring Tree Planting makes a Difference

Thanks to all who volunteered and worked at our spring planting on March 5. It makes a such a difference in our community and we received the notes and emails to prove it!

"I've heard from 5 of the tree recipients," said Garrett Clifford our leader and President at Ojai Trees. "They all had glowing praise of our organization's tree selection, volunteers, and the positive energy exuded by everyone involved."

It was a very busy and beautiful Spring day.

Among our plantings, a new street tree went in on E. Eucalyptus to replace a fallen grandmother tree. For those of you not able to attend, Julie Tumamait's Chumash blessing was very moving and arborist Jan Scow's talk on California Live Oaks was very informative. After the planting, we received such a nice note from Regan who lives at the location of the new street tree. She enclosed a generous $110 donation that will be used for more plantings.

Calling the tree's loss a "traumatic " event Regan said her "heart is smiling again" with "the beautiful ceremony and the community coming together."

We were also honored that day, to plant a memorial tree for Gary Horagan, the husband of former Mayor Sue Horgan.

Remember we have one more spring planting event April 2 if you'd like to volunteer or order a tree. You can sign up on our website! Hope to see you soon.

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