Fruit trees in park benefit community

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Residents of the Del Aire neighborhood, part of unincorporated LA County, have planted 27 fruit trees at Del Aire Park and 60 additional fruit trees in the surrounding neighborhood as part of a larger park renovation. This edible landscape is part of a growing trend to bring fruit trees to urban areas for a variety of community uses.

A group of three artists, known as Fallen Fruit, helped design the orchard. One of the artists, Austin Young, said Boston, New York and Madrid are among the cities experimenting with edible landscaping. Residents planted a variety of trees, including plums, pomegranates, limes, avocados, and apricots.