Tree Planting on Robertson: 100 Volunteers Needed

In 2011, SORO NC dedicated over 25% of its annual budget towards the purchase of new trees for Robertson Blvd. between Cadillac and Cattaraugus. This month, with the support of Council Districts 5 and 10 and Million Trees LA, we tackle Phase 1 with a one-day blitz. But we need your help.

Volunteer to help beautify Robertson

Saturday, March 24 • 8am to noon

Hamilton High parking lot (map)
Bring: gardening/work gloves, sun block, water in a reusable bottle, a hat, and closed-toe shoes

  • Volunteers can be of all ages and ability levels—there will be less-physical jobs, too.
  • Each tree will require a crew of 7 volunteers to be planted, so consider organizing a small team of friends!
  • Kids are welcome, as are families and groups of friends/neighbors who would like to work together.
  • Council President Wesson and Council Member Koretz will be there planting along side us.

Volunteers should register in advance with Paula Waxman at or 310-559-2552. More information can be found on our volunteer flyer.

We're planting Chinese Elms—carefully selected in collaboration with Million Trees LA—hardy, good for public spaces, and designed to grow tall with a large lacy canopy. They'll provide greenery, shade, noise reduction and make Robertson businesses more attractive.

We'll fill in all the empty tree wells with new trees and cut new tree wells into the sidewalk where none exist. In addition, we've funded a two-year watering and maintenance program, to ensure that the trees are properly cared for and can grow strong, healthy roots. We hope they'll survive beyond all of our lifetimes.

This is just the beginning of a larger cooperative effort to revitalize Robertson. We hope you can join us.