1 image. Dodgers plant first tree in Chavez Ravine, 9 March 1961. Ash tree planted (baseball bats are made of ash); Dick Walsh (Dodger Vice President); Mrs. Carolyn Patterson (Chairman of Plant a Tree week); Rene Lachemann (bat boy).; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Monteverde. 1961-03-09. Assignment: Dodgers plant 1st tree. L to R: Dick Walsh, Dodger Vice President. Mrs. Carolyn Patterson, Chairman of 'Plant a Tree Week' and bat boy Rene Lachemann. Latin name for tree is Flaxinus Ornus or Flowering Ash. Bat boy holds bat tree (9 & 9) bat with pepper branch tied onto it".; Supplementary material reads: "Ted Schmidt. Publicity. Plant a Tree week. Pacific Telephone. Madison 1-1607. City desk memo ...The Dodgers will plant the first tree in the Chavez Ravine ball-park landscaping on Thursday morning March 9 at 9:30 am. The tree will be an ash -- baseball bats are made from ash. Present will be Dick Walsh, Dodger Vice President, a bat boy in a Dodger uniform with a ball bat and Mrs. Carolyn Patterson, Chairman of Plant a Tree Week. How to get there: Pasadena Freeway, get off at Adobe Street. Curve right over freeway bridge. Right at first road to Chavez Ravine Street. Up Chavez Ravine Road to fork. Take right fork and up steep hill. At top you are at Garabaldi Street. Right and straight ahead to the buildings and the tree. Rene Lachemann. Flaxinus Ornus-- Flowery Ash".