Brawley teen donates trees to city

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Reet Goyal plants a tree as the Brawley city council and her family look on.

BRAWLEY – Brawley Union High School Junior Reet Goyal, 15, donated 16 Indian Rosewood trees to the city of Brawley in honor of her upcoming sixteenth birthday. The trees were planted Wednesday, April 27, at north Plaza Park.

The Goyal family invited the Brawley city council to join them with the final planting and refreshments.

Mayor Pro-Tempore Sam Couchman praised Goyal for her efforts.

“Sixteen trees were donated to the city of Brawley by Reet Goyal in an effort on her part to beautify Brawley,” said Couchman. “Brawley needs this kind of beautification. They will go a long way to make Main Street events more enjoyable because of the shade. We appreciate the Goyal family for their generous contribution, especially Reet.”

Many trees in Plaza Park were taken down last year because of their age and danger to the public.

Goyal will be sixteen on Friday, April 29.

“I think this is a great way to honor all the special people in my life with something that will be here for many years to come,” said Goyal. “It will be nice to see them grow and to see them when I return to Brawley after college.”