Guerrilla Street Tree Planting
Infinite patience is rewarded with infinite joy!
This works best on properties with indifferent tenants and landlords that don’t care.
Dig up volunteer seedlings from vacant lots and plant them. A stake (salvaged pieces of pipe are nice) helps keep them from getting stepped on.
Scrounge pieces of cast off hose from brush-and-bulky piles on the alley and hook them up to the faucets.
Planted May 17 2011. Three little seedlings on the brutally hot west side of a three unit house. The tenants like to sit on the steps and visit.
Someday they will be able to sit in the shade.
This tiny mesquite seedling sprouted beside an old stump in 2007. A little water and look: Shade in 2011!