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Aug 19, 2016

BRENT GREEN has been called the Johnny Appleseed of Los Angeles. He has personally planted, at his own expense, hundreds of trees on once barren city streets. Brent is on a mission to not only beautify the part of LA he lives in, but to change the way other Angelenos view his neighborhood. (31:06)


Many thanks to the composers of the music featured in this episode royalty free through Creative Commons licensing:

1. "City Limits" by Blue Dot Sessions -

2. "Calvin" by Adam Selzer

3. "Carefree by Kevin MacLeod -

4. "Seed" by PC III 

5. "Happy Birthday" by Kevin Lax -

6. "Streamer" by Blue Dot Session -



Los Angeles native BRENT GREEN lives in a charming 1920 Spanish bungalow – or “jungalow” as he calls it because of all the lush foliage encircling the property. (It’s been featured in Sunset magazine.)

In GREEN’S TREES, I talk with Brent about his personal crusade to plant a variety of drought-tolerant trees along the streets of his Mid-City Heights neighborhood. He’s been doing it for nearly 20 years now and has planted about 2,000 trees, all at his own expense.

Brent studied horticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and, as a college student, designed the landscape at the Apple Farm, which is one of my favorite stops in SLO.

Today, he’s a busy landscape designer with a long list of clients all over LA, including several celebs. If you’d like to give your outdoor space the star treatment then you should definitely get in touch with one of the most down-to-earth guys I know.