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Ficus Trees at Veterans Square Get A Trim

The project was funded by Council District 1.

Council District 1, with oversight from Los Angeles based arborist Tony Macias, trimmed a trio of ficus trees that surround Veterans Square Memorial on Wednesday afternoon.

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council member Trisha Gossett, who has been among the community members to spearhead a revitalization of the square, said that the trimming will allow more sunshine into the memorial and highlight new native plants that were recently placed in the area.

"It's gonna make the corner more visible and help a lot of the stuff we've planted grow and thrive," Gossett said.

What do you think of the square's new look?

Rebecca Prine May 03, 2012 at 04:42 AM
It would be nice if we could have a bathroom in the little park, for those who need to use one and for those who have to clean the park. If there is funding for planting, tree trimming, and the renovation projects in the works why not do things that everyone in the community need and can enjoy?
HLP Frenchy May 03, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Did you mean a bathroom for the people who made that square their home? Do they really need it?
ChickenBoyFan May 03, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Council district 1 is to be congratulated for their hard work, and continued focus, to make the Veteran's Memorial Square a place to be proud of as a tribute to our Veterans here in Highland Park.
KingSlav May 03, 2012 at 04:10 PM
They're still trimming this morning. Did this have to be done in the middle of the sewer construction project during a peak traffic time of day?
ChickenBoyFan May 04, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I have it on good authority that the plants were cuttings donated from Highland Park resident's own yards. The labor provided was from the LA Consevation Corp, or LA Green Coalition. They are both fine examples of kids who are awesome.
Margarito Martinez May 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM
The plants, flowers were all destroyed within days of thier planting. There is something seriously wrong with the goings on at The Flag Pole...some people give the Homeless a bad name. You know?
Nimby pimp May 25, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Humans are territorial, even the homeless. It is reasonable to imagine that some hobos felt threatened by the attention outsiders were giving the square. (Not unlike the way some some longtime HLP residents view improvements brought by newcomers to the area.) I say ship these homeless to a more affluent liberal community with more resources. I'm sure the good people of South Pasadena, Brentwood or Malibu would welcome them with open arm(aments.)

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