Above, Alexander Torreblanca, 8, of Thousand Oaks inspects a sapling from a Californian black walnut tree. Betsey Sheets, a restoration tech for Mountains Restoration Trust, helps Alexander plant the sapling during MRT’s Spring Festival in Calabasas on March 23. Alexander’s mom, Laura, and little brother Samuel watch. Right, Dane Malkhasian, 6, prepares to plant a coastal oak tree at Gates Canyon Park during an Arbor Day celebration at that venue.


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