Planting Trees for MLK Day in San Diego


Uploaded by KPBSSanDiego on 21.01.2013

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>> >>ERIK: RICHARD DEW OF THE SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK FOUNDATION IS HELPING GUIDE THE TREE
PLANTING EFFORT IN THIS TWISTING EAST COUNTY CREAK BED JUST NORTH OF ALPINE A.ABOUT 150
PEOPLE DELIVERED FOOT HIGH SAPPLINGS TO THEIR HOMES.
WORKERS ARE PLANNING ABOUT A THOUSAND TREES HERE AND A THOUSAND TREES IN THE SAN DEGITO
RIVER VALLEY. >> >>: FINDING A WILLING PARTNER TO RECEIVE
A THOUSAND TREES IS NOT SO EASY. WE DID A LOT OF PHONE CALLING AROUND TO LOOK
FOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAD THE SPACE, AND THE SUPPORT TO HELP DO THE LOGISTICS IN SOME
CASES PRE DIGGING HOLES, CLEARING OUT BRUSH AND SO FORTH.
>> >>ERIK: KEITH WILSON SAYS HE HOPED TO REDUCE THE PLANT'S CARBON FOOT PRINT BY PLANTING
ENOUGH TREES TO BALANCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPER THE COMPANY USED LAST YEAR.
DEVELOPING DRUGS TO FIGHT AFFLICTIONS LIKE CANCER, DIABETES, AND ARTHRITIS.
WILSON SAYS THEY WORK WITH THINGS THEY CAN'T SEE.
AND THAT GIVES THIS PROJECT EXTRA MEANING. >> >>: HERE, AT THE END OF A DAY, WE CAN SEE
WHAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING AND MEASURE SOMETHING TOWARDS MAKING THE WORLD BETTER.
JUST IN FOUR HOURS OF WORKING HARD TOGETHER. >> >>ERIK: THIS CREAK BED FEEDS EL CAPITAN
RESERVOIR. IT WAS BURNED HERE IN 2003 AND 2007.
MANY OF THE TREES WERE BURNED O UT THEN. >> >>: TODAY WE PLANTED FIVE DIFFERENT SPECIES
OF TREES. SOME OF THEM LIKE OAKS ARE VERY SLOW GROWING,
THE MIGHTY OAKS, THAT CAN TAKE LONGER THAN OUR LIFETIME TO GROW AND BE OF A SIZE WHERE
IT CAN PROVIDE A CANOPY. >> >>ERIK: RICHARD DEW SAYS A HEALTHY TREE
CANOPY HELPS A LOT OF OTHER LIFE 35. >> >>: IT STARTS WTD BUGS, BIRDS, LARGE MAMMALS
THEY'RE SUPPORTED BY THE TREES AND VEGETATION IN THIS HABITAT.