Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian. Photo by John Schreiber.

Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian and other city officials on Friday helped kick off a project to plant more than 130 trees along three major streets in the Valley Village area.

The four varieties of trees — London Plane, Pink Trumpet, Golden Rain and Purple Plum — will be placed along Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Magnolia Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue.

The first three of the young 8- to 10-foot-tall trees were put into the ground by the councilman and officials from the Bureau of Street Services.

“Through this extraordinary partnership between the city of Los Angeles and the neighborhood, we’re working to revitalize this Valley Village corridor and improve the quality of life in the San Fernando Valley,” said Krekorian, who represents the Second District.

The tree planting project, which is expected to be completed over the next two months, was funded through Measure R, under the “What a ReLeaf” transportation enhancement activities program.

The project will make the streets more “more pleasant, walkable and sustainable,” according to a statement from Krekorian’s office.

—City News Service

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