On Sept. 24, Urban Corps of San Diego County, the City of La Mesa and Tree San Diego hosted a tree-planting event at Aztec Park. The free event gave La Mesa residents and businesses an opportunity to plant trees and learn about proper care and maintenance.
The event was part of the $1.253 million in Proposition 68 funding that Urban Corps received from CAL Fire’s Urban and Community Forestry’s Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement grant to plant 2,000 trees throughout San Diego County. To date, Urban Corps has planted a total of 1,800 trees including 150 trees in La Mesa.
These efforts support the City’s Climate Action Plan, which establishes a community-wide goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half and grow La Mesa’s tree canopy 15 percent by 2035.