One Million Trees and the 54 Ficus

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More than a year ago, Mayor Villaraigosa announced his plan for a million new trees in Los Angeles.  But nobody knows how many have been planted, where, or what kind they are. Meanwhile there’s a media circus over fifty-four ficus trees in downtown Santa Monica that the City Council has voted to cut down.  Activists call it a “Chainsaw Massacre.”  A court has issued a restraining order and tomorrow night, activists plan to show up the City Council’s regular meeting.

Credits

Guests:
Lynne Bronstein - Reporter for the Santa Monica Mirror, Andy Lipkis - Founder and President of Tree People - @treepeople_org, Michele Wytko - Works in the entertainment industry and lives in the La Cienega Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, Louis Alvarado - Griffith Park Chairperson with the Sierra Club of Southern California

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Dan Konecky