The purchaser of a L.A. City tree will pay for their tree online through a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization. 20% of the money raised for an L.A. tree will go to that nonprofit, with the remaining funds going to Million Trees LA. In order to purchase a tree, the L.A. Philanthropist will create a name and password to create their user ID#. Once they purchase a city tree via PayPal or comparable, they can then download a picture of the tree, along with a legal description via Google Earth 3D Trees. The L.A. Philanthropist will also be able to fill in their name online, and print a document with the Los Angeles City Seal.
There are two types of purchases for the city trees. There are two-million trees maintained by the City of Los Angeles that are much more visible and much more expensive. This means that it will be the purchaser’s option to trim that tree when needed. As you know there is a 10-year waiting list right now if you want a city tree trimmed in front of your property.
The eight-million trees not maintained by the City of Los Angeles will be less expensive to buy, and the purchaser will not be responsible to maintain it. If one of these trees is sold via purchase of the property where the tree sits, the LA Philanthropist can either receive their investment back, or Million Trees LA will plant a new tree in their name somewhere else in the City of Los Angeles.
If a tree dies from age, or an act of God such as fire, disease, etc., Million Trees LA will plant a new tree in the name of the L.A. Philanthropist somewhere else in the City of Los Angeles.
The City of Los Angeles and Million Trees LA will decide exactly how the money raised from the city trees purchased will be used.