Arbor Day LA

Van Nuys Recreation Center on Van Owen
14301 Vanowen Street Van Nuys, CA 91405

Arbor Day LA


Bring the family and help plant 150 street trees near the Van Nuys Recreation Center on Van Owen
​(30 volunteers needed)

RSVP for the Arbor Day planting today! This is a family-friendly event with a ceremony, volunteer planting, and a community fair complete with lunch for the volunteers. 

NOTE: There is more than one "Van Nuys Recreation Center," so be sure to use the address we provide rather than looking it up on Google Maps.

Continue the Tree Planting Challenge

Last year, LA5 met RI's challenge to plant one tree per member! All over the world, Rotary Clubs planted one tree per member to grow a greener future for our planet. In LA, this mission is extremely important because we have lost thousands of park trees due to drought and expect to loose up to half of our street trees in the next 40 years due to age. 

LA expects to lose 33-50% of its street trees in the next 40 years, so it's important that we plant now, whether it's in our yards or by signing up for street trees. 

City Plants invites Rotarians living in the City of Los Angeles to sign up for trees one of two ways:

  1. Street Trees Planted in Front of Their Homes
  2. Yard Trees Delivered to their Homes

Learn more about Rotary International's Tree Planting Initiative

Event Details

Roll up your sleeves, and grab a shovel, Angelenos! Councilmember Nury Martinez, City Plants, Los Angeles Sanitation, the City of LA Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Water and Power, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and our tree planting partners invite you to a day of climate and community action!­

Come for the tree planting, stay for the environmental resource fair and celebration.

This year, we will be planting over 150 trees near the Van Nuys Recreation Center on Van Owen. Following the tree-planting, City Plants and partners will host a community fair with food, music, hands-on educational exhibits, and family-friendly activities - We hope you can join us!

Volunteer registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Please wear closed-toe shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle, if possible.

City Plants will also host a free shade tree give-away at this event! For more info on this event or for inquiries about our tree adoption, visit or call (213) 473-9950.