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Vol 56 No. 15 | Nov. 2004
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Peach trees
The Peach Tree
Replacement Fund

In the early 1960s, campus architect Ed Killingsworth and campus landscape designer Ed Lovell planned a community campaign in which members of the campus and the greater Long Beach area donated more than 2,000 peach trees to help beautify CSULB. The original trees, all bare root “Helen Borcher” variety flowering peach trees, quickly became a focal point of the campus landscaping. Now, many of the original trees need to be replaced immediately.

Established in 2000, The Peach Tree Replacement Fund will be used to replace the trees as needed and to provide a long-term restoration fund. The fund's goal is to ensure the university always has the beauty of these trees for all to see and enjoy. President's Distinguished Service Award honorees Jon Regnier and Mick and Louise Ukleja have collaborated to establish the fund for replacing the flowering peach trees. Kicking off what they hope will be a sustained drive to build the Peach Tree Replacement Fund in the CSULB Foundation, they have contributed $5,000.

Peach trees on campusIf you would like to join Regnier, his wife Pamela Macdonald, and the Uklejas in this effort or for more information, contact Nan Roberts via e-mail or by phone at 562/985-5255.


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