Longtime peace activist Jerry Rubin is encouraging Angelenos to literally hug a tree today. And not just one tree, but two, three — many — and all day long.

This being the autumn equinox, Rubin, of the Alliance for Survival, is calling the action “a non-partisan and open-to-all simple and

loving way for people to show their

appreciation and caring for trees and the

many aesthetic, environmental and life-giving

attributes they provide.”

For those who may feel a little, well, uncomfortable embracing bark in public, you've still got time to get to Palisdades Park, where Rubin is hosting a noon-to-1p.m. “Public Group Tree-Hug”

at the Children's Tree of Life.

(Ocean & Colorado avenues just north of the Santa Monica Pier.)

Rubin, whose bark is often worse than his bite, promises the event to be “tree-mendous.”

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