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Annual Plant-A-Tree Events Keeps Burbank Green

Burbank Civic Pride held this years Plant a Tree event at the corner of Riverside Drive and Bob Hope, the corner of Johnny Carson Park this past week.

Burbank's Park, Recreation & Community Services Department prepare the planting of one of the tree planted for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee's 58th annual 'Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Park, Recreation & Community Services Department prepare the planting of one of the tree planted for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee’s 58th annual ‘Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Several residents made the event possible after making donations for this years ‘Plant a Tree Month’  they include Jane Williams, Yeprem and Varseing Baghboudarian, Ara & Shoushan Boyadjian, Lisa Boyadjian, Garen Yegparian, Mary Merrit,Ronald & Sandra Coyne, Montgomery Family,Shirley Hoffman. Melissa Malak Self, Cristyann Eveans, Noelene Lilley, Lydia Ray, Diel Family,Sue kyle, Burbank- Valley Garden Club, Carol Szilagyi, Linda Silvas, Drew Sugars, and Leslie Slomka.

The Forestry Division is planting Coast LiveOaks at Johnny Carson park, and they can live to be over 250 years old and stand 50 feet tall.

Whats now known as Johnny Carson Park, even though the sign says Buena Vista Park, was the sight for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee's 58th annual 'Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Whats now known as Johnny Carson Park, even though the sign says Buena Vista Park, was the sight for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee’s 58th annual ‘Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Citizens gather for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee's 58th annual 'Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Citizens gather for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee’s 58th annual ‘Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

Plant-a-Tree program Keeping Burbank a Greener Place to live for 57 Years

Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes is joined by Robert Vincent Civic Pride Committee Chairman and others during this years 57th Plant A Tree Ceremonies at Brace Park. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Civic Pride Committee marked the 57th celebration of the Plant-a-Tree project in Burbank with the annual Donor Awards Ceremony Thursday at Brace Canyon Park.

Community members who had made donations in honor of relatives and friends or in memory of those who had passed away received certificates in appreciation for their contributions. Donations are collected each March, which is Arbor Month.

In addition, Burbank has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 35th consecutive year, officials said. Burbank and the city of San Francisco are the only two cities in the state to have been recognized since the program’s inception.

Robert Vincent, chairman of the Civic Pride Committee, welcomed Mayor Jess Talamantes and more than 25 guests, Park, Recreation and Community Services and Forestry Services employees.

Forestry Crew members Felipe Orozco and Ken Scarone put the finishing touches on the planting at Brace Park. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Talamantes gave a brief history of the program, which was started by the Women’s Council of Burbank who continued the program for 40 years. Civic Pride took the baton in 1996 and has continued the program for 17 years.

“This is a great way to bring people together in memory of our loved ones who have passed away,” he said. “I want to thank the Civic Pride Committee. We appreciate them doing this project and other things for the community.”

Funds donated to the Civic Pride program will go to finance the purchase and planting of trees in Brace Canyon Park, said Janice Bartolo, deputy director of the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department.

The reforestation at Brace is necessary due to the loss of trees that have reached their life expectancy, she said.

Gino Gaudio sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and a medley from “The Sound of Music,” which was a moving accompaniment for the hillside setting.

Burbank Leadership Plants The First Of 100 Trees

Photos By Ross A. Benson

The current Leadership Burbank Class took on the team project of planting 100 trees in celebration of the City Of Burbank’s Centennial. This past Friday they gathered to plant just one of those trees at Whitnall Park.  This years class consisted of Stan Carrizosa, Patricia Clark, Krista Dietrich, Dan Evans, Paulette Fontanez,  Jill Gardner, Doris Gavidia-Nunez, Cindy Giraldo, Jay Hawvner, Jeffrey Howe, Kym Karas-Huffman, Ferris Kawar,   Jason Kell,   Emily Lane,   Rozan Mardosian,   April McCaffery,  Rebekah Miller, Sachin Navare,  Christine Ramos,  Eric Rudd,   Scott Smith, Keith Sterling, David Sunderland,   Pedro Torres, Sundeep Vaghashia, Brittany Vaughan, and George Woods

New Videos Posted

BurbankNBeyond’s video crew has been burning the candle at both ends to get you the latest in news around Burbank.  We have just posted a video from the recent Plant-A-Tree ceremony held recently at McCambridge Park and we were also out at City Hall Tuesday night as ballots were counted during the election.  What we give you and the print media does not is the opportunity to hear the words directly from the people who speak them and gives you a chance to personalize with the people.  We will also have videos from Burbank on Parade coming later in the week.

McCambridge Park Benefits From Plant-A-Tree Ceremony

Residents of all ages gathered at McCambridge Park for this year's Plant-a-Tree Donor Awards Ceremony The yearly event is a gathering of Burbank's Civic Pride Committee to award certificates to those who have donated monies to the city for trees in peoples honor or memory. Following the certificate ceremonies the City of Burbank's Park & Recreation's Forestry Division plant a new tree and have those in attendance assist with planting and filling the remaining dirt. Pictured is Andrew Podbielski getting a little help from Kreigh Hampel of Burbank's Public Works. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

The City of Burbank has chosen to dedicate the entire month of March 2011 as Arbor Month.  Two ceremonies were held to celebrate the awareness of trees in our environment and to recognize the many benefits of trees in our community.

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