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Want to Have a Free Street Tree Planted in Front of Your House?

If your own parkway area lacks a tree and you'd like to receive a free one that has been designated for your street, contact Palisades Beautiful no later than Dec. 31.

Palisades Beautiful will arrange to plant street trees at no cost to homeowners who have parkways—the space between sidewalk and curb. According to the organization's president, Barbara Marinacci the tree species must be one chosen for that particular street or block, such as a magnolia, eucalyptus, pine, liquidambar, sycamore or camphor. Besides providing shade and beauty, she said trees offer other benefits, such as reducing noise and air-borne dust, converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, capturing rainwater and sheltering birds and beneficial insects. They also add to property value.

If your own parkway area lacks a tree and you'd like to receive a free one that has been designated for your street, contact Palisades Beautiful no later than Dec. 31. Tree planting will take place sometime in the winter or early spring.

To get more information or start the tree-request process, call Marinacci at at 310-459-0190 or email info@palisadesbeautiful.org.

You can also visit www.palisadesbeautiful.org to read more about the nonprofit community organization that has been planting free trees since 1974, find out which species is probably the right one for your parkway and download the tree-request permission form.

The signed form should then be sent to them as an email attachment or via postal mail to P.O. Box 1072, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

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