LA gets its very first tree czar

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Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Pixabay

Los Angeles has more than 10 million trees, and 2 million of those are maintained by the public. Certified botanist Rachel Malarich is now LA's first ever City Forest Officer. She's tasked with taking an inventory of the city's trees, overseeing the planting of 90,000 trees by 2021, and increasing canopy cover in low-income neighborhoods.