Events

Tree Planting Volunteers Needed!

Dear Neighborhood and Community Leaders & Urban Forester Volunteers —

Thank you all for your help to make a difference for the environment by pledging to help plant up to 88 new street trees in the Ridgewood Triangle neighborhood in Long Beach!  Attached are the updated event flyer and volunteer waivers to bring with you on planting day.

Ridgewood Triangle

Neighborhood Tree Planting

“Plant a Tree for the Holidays” 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location:

4681 Goldfield Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807

Up to 88 trees will be planted in the neighborhood bounded by:

  • Del Amo Boulevard –- North
  • San Antonio Drive –- South
  • Cherry Avenue — East
  • Orange Avenue -– West

Ridgewood Triangle Neighborhood Association is committed to help plant, water and care for these trees for their first year.  They will also have ribbons available to tie onto the trees after they are planted so you can make a special dedication for the tree you plant.

Would your group like to be a volunteer partner for this event? 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at this event to help plant and water these young trees.  NO EXPERIENCE is needed, we will TRAIN you.  

Thank you to all the partners confirmed to participate so far:

  • Ridgewood Triangle Neighborhood Association
  • Ridgewood Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Lightning Camp Fire Group
  • Boy Scouts of America – Lone Scouts
  • Orange County’s Credit Union
  • Kiwanis Club of Long Beach
  • Key Club Division 13 South
  • Mayfair High School’s Environmental Science Club (Lakewood, CA)
  • Clark Atlanta University’s Full Circle Club (Atlanta, GA)
  • Magnolia High School (Anaheim, CA)
  • Laserfiche  
  • YMCA of Greater Long Beach Youth and Government
  • JetBlue
  • Big Sunday
  • Kiwanis Club of Long Beach
  • Key Club
  • Rancho Neighborhood Organization
  • sPower
  • Millikan High School’s Tree Huggers
  • FUNtastic Dental
  • CSULB’s President’s Ambassadors Program
  • Safe Refuge (just added!)
  • CSULB’s Circle K International (just added!)
  • Miss Southern California (just added!)
  • Volunteer Movement (just added!)
  • VolunteerMatch.org
  • City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability
  • City of Long Beach Department of Public Works
  • Port of Long Beach
  • CAL FIRE
  • California Climate Investments
  • Long Beach Development Services Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau

What can you expect on planting day? 

I thought you all would like to check out this awesome video from a recent tree planting event!

Can you and/or your organization serve as Water Brigade volunteers to help water the newly planted trees on planting day?

Volunteers are needed to help make sure each tree is deep watered with 15 gallons on planting day to help them get off to a good start. 

Thank you for pledging to serve on the water bridage on planting day:     

  • Mayfair High School’s Environmental Science Club (Lakewood, CA)
  • Sandra & Erwin Velez
  • Jocelyn Him
  • CSULB’s Circle K International
  • The Artavia Family

Would your group like to provide refreshments for the volunteers?

  • Ines with Ridgewood Heights Neighborhood AssociationLightning Camp Fire Group and Boy Scouts of America – Lone Scouts will bring volunteers and water and breakfast pastries for the volunteers!
  • Jim and Donna with Ridgewood Triangle Neighborhood Association will bring volunteers and will grill hot dogs for the volunteers!

Can you and/or your organization assist with watering the trees during their first year?

Thank you for your pledge to water the new trees during their first year:

  • Ridgewood Triangle Neighborhood Association  

The Port of Long Beach and CAL FIRE have provided funding to plant 10,000 trees in Long Beach neighborhoods through 2022.  Residents, businesses and community groups partner with Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau to provide volunteers at the tree planting events. 

Public Works surveyed the neighborhood for tree planting locations and Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff mailed letters to the property owners of all the adjacent sites to notify them that trees will be installed and to provide them with an opportunity to decline them.   

Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff will deliver all the trees and tools on planting day. 

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or would like additional information.  

Margaret Madden

Neighborhood Improvement Officer

Long Beach Development Services | Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau

411 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd Fl.  |  Long Beach, CA 90802

Office:  562-570-6830

Email: Margaret.Madden@longbeach.gov

  • Click here for youth volunteer waivers
  • Click here for adult volunteer waivers
  • Click here for the flyer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *