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    Friday, January 23, 2009

    Verdugo Mountain Tree Planting - Coulter Pines

    View from the newly planted trees' perspective, downtown LA to left

    I had an opportunity to join with a group of about 30 volunteers to go to the top of the Verdugo Mountains and plant some trees in and around the Experimental Forest on January 10th.

    I helped plant three Coulter Pines also known as Big Cone Pines (Pinus coulteri) on the side of a fire road that runs along the crest of the Verdugos. They happen to have the largest pine cones of any pine (see here). These beautiful trees will look down on a fantastic panorama that includes downtown Los Angeles and the ocean!

    Since these trees grow about 1 foot per year, I look forward to coming back regularly and seeing the progress. A big thank you to the City of Glendale's Dave Moreno and Jeff Weinstein for hosting the event.

    Sir Edgar, BFT (me) and Roger Klemm after planting
    (if you look closely, you can see my FeelMax shoes with 1mm sole I am testing)


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