Eagle Scout Dylan Higginson helps plant trees in the Urban
Forest in Huntington Beach. Tree Society president Jean Nagy directs the
project and tree planting efforts.
Make A Difference Day:
Who are you going to call when you need to plant trees? Call an Eagle
Scout, of course!
Eagle Scout Dylan
Higginson recently offered his services to not only work on his scout
badges, but to help the local environment by planting trees. Under the
direction of the Huntington Beach Tree Society and its members, Make a
Difference Day was held on Saturday October 27th, 2007. Jean Nagy And the Huntington Beach Tree Society
15 year old Huntington Beach High School junior, Dylan Higginson,
earned his Eagle Scout badge by clearing brush and planting more than 150 plants on this
hill above Overlook
Drive. Located at the end of Seapoint Avenue near Garfield In
Huntington Beach, many volunteers helped with this event.
Volunteers are sought for
projects at the Huntington Beach Tree Society's urban forest located in
Huntington Beach Central Park. The Huntington Beach Tree Society
recently received recognition from the Western Chapter of the International
Society of Arboriculture (WCISA). Recognized for Outstanding Urban Forestry
Contributions to the community, HB Tree Society has actively sought grants
for trees, and organized projects to plant trees in local parks.
But the HB Tree Society
has not limited its efforts merely to public parks. In the fall
2007 officials for the organization announced they would plant 65 trees on
an empty strip of land next to the San Diego Freeway (I-405) at
Sugar Drive. Held in cooperation with United Voices for Healthier
Communities and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Nagy said
she hoped the project would inspire additional neighborhoods to become
Projects throughout the
year include an annual Arbor Day tree beautification event held in local
parks. The public is invited to attend and participate in such events and
are encouraged to bring work gloves, sturdy shoes and clothing for
2007 the City of Huntington Beach public works department removed dead trees in
Gibbs Park and tagged additional trees for removal in Central Park killed by beetle infestations.
Nagy of the Huntington Beach
Tree Society hope to provide volunteer services such as grant writing
for additional funds to replace the lost trees
costing over $300,000 to remove and replace.
Huntington Beach Tree Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to
planting and preservation of trees throughout Huntington Beach parks and
public areas. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to
8:30 p.m. at Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St., Room B-6, Huntington
Beach, CA. Volunteers, new members and corporate sponsors are sought. To get
involved in the Huntington Beach Tree Society, call Jean Nagy at:
(714) 564-1396 or (562) 760-0733. You can also visit: