January 5, 2014 (Santee)--This is a story made in the shade! Takeda California, a pharmaceutical company, plans to plant 2,000 trees along a one-mile-stretch of the San Diego River in Santee’s new Walker Preserve on January 20. That’s 20 times more trees than the drug discovery company used in paper during the entire last year.
The trees will be planted by Takeda’s employees, family members and friends. The effort will benefit the San Diego River Park Foundation and Walker Preserve by introducing native Coast Live Oak, Scrub Oak, Englemann Oak, Laurel Sumac, Cottonwood, Sycamore, Lemonade Berry and Elderberry to lands previously used for mining operations.