At 11:30 this morning, there was a rededication for the palm trees at Abbot Kinney and Venice. In attendance were Jim Murez, Ron Nicols (head of DWP) Councilman Rosendahl, Andy Lipkis (international tree man from Venice) and Linda Lucks of the Venice Neighborhood Council.
Jim Murez was responsible for planting the trees in the 80’s. Murez got the grant, planted the trees and watered them until they got going.
The tree saving started with Tami Pardee of Pardee properties at the southeast corner of Abbot Kinney and Venice. Pardee was notified by DWP that the trees in front of her corner were going to be cut to about 10 feet. She emailed Jim Murez and the rest is history.
Thanks to Mary B for sharing her pictures and Reta M for the notes!