We really need your help! Fallen Fruit has been collaborating with Hearts of Los Angeles (HOLA) in planting 150 trees along an ‘Urban Fruit Trail’ that goes from Lafayette Park to MacArthur Park. We already planted 18 trees in Lafayette Park and We were granted approval by the City of Los Angeles to plant 12 mature citrus trees in McArthur Park in Westlake near Downtown Los Angeles!

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We had a setback on monday and all 30 trees we planted so far along Wilshire Blvd and Lafayette park were vandalized. We replanted them (see the ABC7 story here) but we need your help more than ever.

Fallen Fruit would like to name a tree after you (or someone you love).”Sponsor” one or more of 12 citrus trees for MacArthur Park. A beautifully mature citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon, etc) runs $600 and $800 to purchase and plant. It’s a tax deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor. The name for the fruit tree will exist on the Urban Fruit Trail map and online map.

Use a credit card to make a tax free donation here.)

and Join us for the a celebration in MacArthur Park on Sunday July 20th from 4pm to 6pm!



David Burns and Austin Young

LA Times story here

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Imagine the City of Los Angeles as a bountiful landscape with streets lined with public fruit trees. The artists of Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) are working with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and local communities in the Westlake neighborhood to create the City’s first “Urban Fruit Trail” – over 150-fruit trees along a walking trail, will be planted, nurtured, and harvested by the public – in the MacArthur Park neighborhood.

Last month, the Urban Fruit Trails launched when 12 fruit trees were planted in LaFayette Park. This coming week, 12 citrus trees are being planted in MacArthur Park – with thanks to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. This is truly groundbreaking and exciting for Los Angeles – we are re-imaging our green space.

We are planting the perimeter of LAUSD’s high school campus at YOKA in Koreatown near the Wilshire/Vermont METRO station with a public orchard that will be cared for by the students as part of the Urban Fruit Trail and we will plant fruit trees that connect these public trees in a network of trails along parkways ( the strip of growing space between the sidewalk and street in front of a building or private home) and next to sidewalks . We’d love to have you join our project that will transform the neighborhood into an “community garden.” In addition to creating a fun, beautiful – and drought tolerant – walking trail with delicious free and healthy fruit for the community; planting 150-fruit trees will help reduce air, water, soil, noise pollution and crime statistics in the area.

There are several ways to get involved and we would love to share them with you. Just reply by email and let us know how to contact you.

Thank you for your time and support!

Vivas las frutas!

David Burns and Austin Young



The Urban Fruit Trail is the pilot project for Endless Orchard, Fallen Fruit’s groundbreaking global-scale public art project, which will transform often-underserved areas with a network of public walking trails lined by fruit trees. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA9t95cpVZs

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. find more info here. Fallen Fruit began in Los Angeles by creating maps of public fruit: the fruit trees growing on or over public property. Fallen Fruit uses fruit as a common denominator to change the way you see the world.

Heart Of Los Angeles provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education, and strengthen their communities: http://heartofla.org

In neighborhoods often overrun by poverty, crime and a feeling of hopelessness, Heart of Los Angeles invests in youth to build stronger communities. Heart of Los Angeles gives some of the city’s most vulnerable youth a chance to succeed in life. HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. From what started with just a handful of kids in a dilapidated gym, Heart of Los Angeles now serves over 2,400 youth ages 6-24, in a safe and supportive environment. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, Heart of Los Angeles is stronger than ever, and this is just the beginning of exciting things to come.

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