Jamal Davis, with Urban Releaf, holds a tree steady as dirt is filled in around its base as it is planted a on a barren stretch of 33rd Street in Oakland ,
Jamal Davis, with Urban Releaf, holds a tree steady as dirt is filled in around its base as it is planted a on a barren stretch of 33rd Street in Oakland , Calif., on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. The tree-planting followed an event with local and national forestry experts addressing the importance of urban forestry to economic well-being and neighborhood health. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff)