Posted on | December 1, 2012 | 4 Comments
A year ago last night thousands of trees fell in Los Angeles as the county was scoured by hurricane force winds. Hardest hit were the foothill cities, such as Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena and Altadena. This weekend the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, based in Arcadia, will be displaying artwork made from the remnants of the more than 200 trees toppled across its grounds. The show, curated by Arboretum artist-in-residence Leigh Adams, will benefit the garden’s tree fund.
For information on the show, click here and for a sample photo gallery here. For an article describing the most common causes of tree failure in Los Angeles, here. As climate change rewrites all rules for urban arbors, Los Angeles’s horticultural establishment has yet to grasp the nettle of revising and updating recommended tree lists and reforming planting and irrigation practices. However, for an excellent two-part tree planting guide by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden research associate Barbara Eisenstein, click here and here.