The nonprofit will plant rainbow eucalyptus and red flowering gum, water-wise trees that can flourish in San Diego’s semi-arid climate.
The trees will be planted in the Marston Point grove, one of the most underutilized areas in the Park. It was selected in hopes that adding significant shade to the area would draw more foot traffic and picnickers.
“Friends is honored to have such strong support from our donors that enables us to continue making meaningful enhancements to the Park,” said John Bolthouse, executive director of the organization.
“Balboa Park is already the jewel of San Diego, so being able to add more trees to the lush landscape is a great gift Friends and its supporters are thrilled to give the community,” he added.
Friends of Balboa Park has been celebrating Arbor Day at the park since 2006.
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