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Los Angeles State Historic Park

Downtown’s largest green space is getting even more greenery.

Crews at the 32-acre Los Angeles State Historic Park are installing more than two dozen large oak trees.

So far 13 have been planted, and the latest, a 67-foot-tall oak, was installed with a large crane on Friday, March 9. That tree, which is 70 years old, went up on the top of the park’s main hill.

The additions are funded through $2 million in the state Parks Department budget, according to California State Parks Superintendent Sean Woods. The remaining trees will be planted in the coming weeks, Woods said.

When LASHP opened in 2017 it mostly lacked shade features.

A ceremony for the trees on Friday also honored former state Sen. Kevin de León, who helped secure funding for the trees.

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