Regreening after the fire

Above: Parent Leslie Frost directs the placement of plants. Photo by Brooke Bohm

A work party of nearly 60 families from Webster Elementary School dug and planted Saturday during the first phase of the regreening of the school’s campus on Winter Canyon Road. The October wildfire burned the entire perimeter of the school, and damaged several buildings and classrooms. Parents had a prior work party in October to remove burned vegetation, shrubs and trees. The school’s PTA raised $20,000 to purchase plants and materials for the job. Landscaping guidance and additional workers were donated by former Webster parent Aaron Landworth, of Malibu. He owns LanDesign West Inc., a landscaping installation and maintenance business.

-Jonathan Friedman