2022 Grants Challenge

Trees for the Palisades Rec Center

This project would plant approximately 35 trees along a 1030 foot line along The Palisades recreation Center, which separates the tennis courts from the residences along the edge of the park property. There were trees there for generations, but they were removed, and have left the park bare, and the lights from the courts now disturbing both wild and human life in the environs.


What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?

Green Space, Park Access, and Trees

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

West LA

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Pilot or new project, program, or initiative

What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?

We seek to address the lack of tress for the urban canopy at hand by planting replacement trees for a series of lost trees that now impact both the wildlife and human life in the impacted area as well as the environment and the climate in the area, for people and organisms.

Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.

This grant will support the planting of a lost Moron Bay Fig, planting trees for the loss of coral trees, replacement trees for several eucalyptuses removed by RAP, replacement trees for many lost Pittosporum Undulated that failed due to a bacterial outbreak and the resulting light nuisance for neighbors whose homes are no longer shielded from tennis court lights.

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

Los Angeles will be more green, and better equipped to deal with the environmental impact of urban growth with the planting of these trees (to replace what’s been taken out).

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

We will define and measure success by the number of tress planted, the reduction is temperatures in the area and the improvement to the urban tree canopy that will ensue in the immediate term as we plant the trees, and in the long term, as the tress grow and mature and offer more of a tree canopy.

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct Impact: 100

Indirect Impact: 30,000