By CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA | Reporter
Los Angeles Fire Department Station 69 is close to having a new look after undergoing a re-landscaping project led by Palisadians Tracey and David Price of the American Growers Company.
After a community fundraiser drew large crowds to raise money for the project, Station 69 will now proudly display close to a dozen trees and trimmed up existing pine trees in front that were in need of some attention.
Workers made quick work of updating the irrigation system while installing new greenery and a grassy seating area, providing the first responders with an outdoor area to sit in while waiting for the next call.
The landscape design aimed to repurpose some left over plants that weren’t used at Palisades Village, allowing the landscapers to keep costs down while implementing a modern feel.
“I wanted to bring the building into the 21st century and really complement the architecture,” Tracey said in an interview with the Palisadian-Post.
Tracey said it was a challenge to “install something that looks great while you’re driving by at 35 miles per hour.”
As a solution, they installed brightly colored, 24-inch succulents that will stand out.
In a race to have the project done in time for Christmas, the revamp has gone smoothly and is expected to be done by next week’s holiday.
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