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Lucerne Trees Slated for Removal for Sidewalk Repairs

Lucerne Trees Slated for Removal for Sidewalk Repairs

| April 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Approximately 13 trees on the 700 and 800 blocks of S. Lucerne Blvd in Windsor Village had been tagged for removal by the City’s Bureau of Street Services as part of the sidewalk repair project. But thanks to the vigilance of neighborhood activist Julie Stromberg, the trees won’t be toppled without a hearing. When Stromberg, who […]

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Tree Removal and Replacement Plan for Larchmont Blvd.

Tree Removal and Replacement Plan for Larchmont Blvd.

| January 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

According to Greg Monfette, of Tree Case Management, an arborist hired by the Larchmont Business Improvement District (BID), the ficus trees planted on Larchmont almost sixty years ago have outlived their welcome on the street, and it’s time for them to be replaced through a process of rotational management. The BID, a consortium of property owners […]

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New Trees Planted at Melrose Ave. School

New Trees Planted at Melrose Ave. School

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In these turbulent and too often divisive times, it’s always refreshing to find activities that bring the community together to improve our shared spaces for the long-term future.  On Saturday, November 12, the students, parents and staff of Melrose Avenue Math, Science and Technology Magnet school did just that – planting 16 trees that will beautify […]

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Bureau of Street Services Stands by Tree Removal; Residents Want HPOZ Review Before Any Trees Are Removed

Bureau of Street Services Stands by Tree Removal; Residents Want HPOZ Review Before Any Trees Are Removed

| September 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

On Tuesday, the Buzz reported that city workers cut down more than thirty trees in Hancock Park over the weekend. Since then, more information has come to light regarding the tree trimming…as well as an official response from the Bureau of Street Services (BSS), whose contractor Mariposa Landscaping cut down the trees. According to the Hancock […]

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City Chops Down Hancock Park Trees

City Chops Down Hancock Park Trees

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hancock Park residents on June Street and McCadden Place were startled to see their beloved street trees chopped down by city crews working over the weekend and yesterday. On June Street, in the 200 South block just south of Third Street Elementary, ten sycamore trees were chopped down to tiny stumps on the school’s side of […]

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Counting LA’s Trees

Counting LA’s Trees

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fortunately, we have lots of trees in our neighborhoods. One study estimates about 40 of our neighborhood is covered with trees, compared to nearby Koreatown with only 7 percent.  But overall, trees cover only about 21 percent of the City of Los Angeles putting us well below the national average. Now, after several years of drought, the number could be […]

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