Street Improvements: Tree Planting – Oakland CA

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Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook a program of planting 10,000 street trees around the City of Oakland in 1938 to 1940.  Some $113,000 was earmarked out of a large grant of over $1.5 million for parks improvements in the city made by the WPA in 1938.  The work was supervised by Edgar Sanborn, City Forester.

We do not have detailed information on which streets enjoyed the benefits of this program. 

Source notes

"Oakland park project voted," Oakland Tribune, June 21, 1938, p. 7.

Project originally submitted by Richard A Walker on June 25, 2020.

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Location notes: Pin placed in middle of the city

Coordinates: 37.81801623034705, -122.24667822265626

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