Palisades Beautiful started (in 1974) with the promotion of the planting of street trees in parkways (between sidewalks and curbs) in Pacific Palisades and it has continued in this mission – planting some 1200 trees along the way – while it has taken on additional beautification projects over the years. As Palisades Beautiful has evolved, so have the municipal programs working with it to facilitate the planting of appropriate street tree species in the various parkways around town. We currently coordinate our street tree selection and installation efforts with City Plants – the successor to Million Trees LA – which is a nonprofit organization allied with the City of Los Angeles. Palisades Beautiful is available to help start the online application process with City Plants (for free street tree plantings) by consulting individually with Palisadians on the selection of appropriate species, given the particular conditions in their parkways. If you would like to arrange a such a free consultation to evaluate which trees might work best, please make a request through our Contact Page.
Note: Generally, homeowners are responsible for maintaining and improving their parkways while the City of Los Angeles has easements allowing them to regulate and modify parkways in the public interest. Specifically, the planting, pruning, or removing of any street tree requires a permit from the Bureau of Street Services (BSS, see:bss.lacity.org).