This is—well, was—Elvis Presleaf, one of the oldest trees here in our park. After 80 years of life, Mr. Presleaf was just one of dozens of trees in our park which have succumb to the debilitating drought.
Elvis played an important role in our Eco-tours. Over the past 20 years, he shaded nearly 200,000 visiting students at the Dirt Doctor Station, where kids learn the importance of soil.
It’s easy to forget how severely trees are affected by drought. After all, LA yards look pretty green.… Read more >>