On March 21 volunteers from the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, the community and the Los Angeles Beautification Team (LABT) came out in force to begin the process of planting 80 trees along Foothill Boulevard. (There were 25 drought-resistant trees planted on the 21st, the rest were planted the following week). Councilmember Felipe Fuentes (CD7) paid the LABT for weekly waterings for the next three years. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and City Plants donated the trees.A grant from the Bureau of Sanitation covered the cost of planting the trees.
On hand to create the tree wells was the local non-profit, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. The trees were planted by youth working with the Los Angeles Beautification Team as well as many community volunteers which included: STNC Board Members Gail Carlson (chair of the Beautification Team), Pat Kramer (Region 1, Sunland) and Jon von Gunten (Neighborhood Watch Rep); and Karen von Gunten. Also on hand for this event were Councilmember Fuentes and STNC President and S-T Chamber President Mark Seigel.