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In The News: Hefty cost for moving trees on protected land

From The LA Times, May 10, 2019

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In The News: Seeing Green (July/August 2019)

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In The News: The Undervalued Trees of LA

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In The News: Residents Honored at Golden Arrow Ceremony (May 30, 2019)

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In The News: New Trees Planted for Arbor Day (April 6, 2017)

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Arbor Day 2019

Join us on Saturday to Plant Trees!

PBF funds and individually selects between 2-3 dozen trees each year in conjunction with the City to celebrate Arbor Day.  This is also an opportunity to teach local youth groups the importance, the planting and the care of trees.

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Golden Arrow Awards Ceremony 2018

From the Golden Arrow Award Ceremony held on May 22, 2018 at Westridge School.

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Arbor Day 2018

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Pasadena Beautiful Foundation teamed up with The City of Pasadena Department of Public Works to plant trees in celebration on Arbor Day on March 24, 2018.

Pasadena Beautiful planted a total of twenty 24″ box size trees.

  • 1 Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor)
  • 1 Magnolia grandiflora (Southern Magnolia)
  • 1 Qercus Agrifolia ( Coast Live Oak)
  • 6 Tabebuia Avellandae (Lavender bloom)
  • 6 Quercus Virginiana (Southern Live Oak)
  • 5 Quercus Engelmanii (Mesa oak)

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Parsons Plant Transplant Project

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The Pasadena Beautiful Foundation has been instrumental in what is expected to be a very successful relocation of numerous plants scheduled for removal from the Ralph Parson’s campus ahead of demolition and redevelopment of the property. Redevelopment of the Parson’s site on West Walnut has been a topic of conversation for the past few years. Late last year Pasadena Beautiful Foundation decided to see what we could do about salvaging some of that plant material . We contacted the developer, Lincoln Properties and were delighted to find a very enthusiastic response to our suggestion.

Pasadena Beautiful then contacted the Pasadena Department of Public Works to enlist their support, and the plan was hatched! Pasadena Beautiful and city representatives from the Parks Division met and walked Parson’s campus to get a good look at the plant material and determine what could be successfully harvested. Suggestions were made for the deployment of the plants in various city parks and library gardens  as well as the city hall complex including police headquarters.

The effort is expected to be accomplished in phases starting in mid February with the relocation of the plant material from Holly Street which is to be extended through to Pasadena Ave. Many of the plants have been transplanted in the courtyard garden at the Hill Street Library garden and its exterior perimeter. Others have been moved to the front entrance of the Central Library. Another portion of the plant material has been deployed to the area around the new facility in Central Park.

The second phase is projected to start in early June with the harvesting of the Walnut and Fair Oaks sides of the block and replant that material in parks and public green spaces throughout the city. Projected sites and ideas are currently being evaluated for potential suitability and sustainability.

A big thank you to Lincoln Properties for their positive support in our efforts to keep Pasadena Beautiful. Also many thanks to Jason Vega, Pasadena Parks Coordinator, and his great team that provided the manpower and equipment to get the task accomplished.

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Arbor Day 2017

Pasadena Beautiful Foundation teamed up with The City of Pasadena Department of Public Works to plant trees in celebration on Arbor Day on March 25, 2017. After a demonstration of the proper technique to plant a tree, volunteers took to nearby streets to plant about 20-25 trees. Pasadena Beautiful Foundation contributed the 24-inch box trees.

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PBF Christmas Party 2016

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PBF Annual Luncheon 2016

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Golden Arrow Awards 2016 at Westridge School

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In The News: Our trees are worth the investment to keep them

From West Pasadena Residents’ Association, “The News” Fall 2016:in-the-news-nov-2016

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In The News: Transition Pasadena will fix it up for you

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PBF Christmas Party 2015

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PBF Annual Luncheon 2015

Pasadena Beautiful Foundation held it’s annual luncheon at Caltech Atheneum. The event marked the ongoing achievements of the Foundation and its members. Reports were presented by current President, Brooke Larsen Garlock and Treasurer, John Poer.

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Hill Street Library Dedication 2015

The dedication was held at the garden to mark the completion and transformation of the Hill Street library project which was made possible by a grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation. Members of PBF made additional contribution towards the fountain and more plants. PBF members also volunteered with the planting and mulching.

To see pictures of the Hill Street Library project and to learn more, click here.

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Golden Arrow Award Ceremony 2015

This year’s event was again chaired by Nadine Danz and Sally Doll. Golden Arrows were awarded to 36 recipients in recognition of their efforts to beautify their gardens. Ceremony was held on May 27, 2015 at Westridge School.

Click here to see the winning homes

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Top Left: Bob Wolf, Joyce Wolf and Betsey
Top Right: Bette Cooper, Juliet Mitchell and Son
Bottom Left: Adrian Griffith and Chuck
Bottom Right: Kirsten Farley, Mark and Kelly Talt, and Julie Russel

 

 

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Geoworks Project 2015

PBF member, Julie Russell organized this event in collaboration with Learning Works.  PBF bought and donated 13 semi-dwarf citrus trees which were planted at the location on Walnut just down the street from Learning Works by volunteers.

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