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Notices of Intent to Remove/Replace Street & Park Trees 

 

November 10, 2010  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the dying Victorian Box (Pittosporum undulatum) tree located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 415 17th Street. This tree has reached the end of its useful life span. It is in poor health and displays no signs of vigor. It is structurally unstable and has poor root structure which renders it unstable during adverse weather conditions.

The homeowners will promptly replace it with a 36” box Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora “Samuel Sommer”) at their expense, under the supervision of the Community Forest Supervisor.

The work will begin 14 days from the date of this notice.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

September 30, 2010  

The failing Coral located at the 2300 block of San Vicente Blvd. will be removed today, 9/30/10, due to its hazardous condition. It lost a large limb this past weekend which was holding up a major section of the rest of the tree. The remaining section is showing excessive load stress which means it will fail at any time and its target will be the west bound traffic lanes and possible pedestrians.

 

 

 

 

 

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

September 13, 2010  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department has permitted the Southern California Edison Company to remove three (3) Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta) located in the City street right-of-way adjacent to 711, 715 and 721 Pacific Street.

These palm trees have grown between the high voltage primary conductors and are in violation of California Public Utilities Commission General Order Rule 35. The palms must be removed in order to prevent their contact with the high voltage lines. This will prevent potential power outages during adverse weather such as Santa Ana winds or stormy conditions. The trees will be removed in approximately seven (7) days from the date of this notice.

At S.C.E.’s cost, the replacement trees will be Guadalupe (Brahea edulis) palms which can be safely maintained under the power lines.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

August 23, 2010  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the dead Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 323 15th Street. 

The work will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. 

The replacement tree will be a 36” box Deodar Cedar.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

August 23, 2010  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 229 19th Street due to extensive root decay and an unnatural lean.  The tree is in a structurally unstable condition and needs to be replaced.

The work will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. 

The replacement tree will be a 36” box Deodar Cedar.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

July 23, 2010  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the dead & declining Oleander (Nerium oleander) trees located adjacent to the addresses below due to Oleander Leaf Scorch (OLS), a disease of Oleanders.

The disease is caused by a tiny bacterium called Xylella fastidiosa which begins to yellow the leaves, progressing to a scorching of leaf tips and eventual die-back of twigs and branches. The disease carrying insect, "Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter" (Homalodisca coagulata), will spread OLS to adjacent plants with a single feeding visit. Presently, the only measures to control OLS are to remove Oleanders that show definite symptoms. Trees at the following addresses will be removed approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.

1217 25th Street

1226 25th Street

1230 25th Street

 1231 25th Street

1237 25th Street

1240 25th Street #1

1240 25th Street #2

1244 25th Street

1251 25th Street

1257 25th Street

1259 25th Street

2439 Wilshire Blvd., (25th St. side)

The replacement species will be the Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus).

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

July 9, 2010  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the failing Canary Island Palm (Phoenix canariensis) #5 located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 1133 Ocean Ave., first tree north of the north driveway fronting The Miramar Hotel.

This palm is in the terminal stage of Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum), a fungus which obstructs the water conducting tissue resulting in the palm’s dehydration and death. In accordance with Policy 2.3 of the Community Forest Management Plan this tree should be removed as it is infested with a disease which cannot be treated successfully and/or there is a strong potential that the pathogen could spread to other trees in the immediate vicinity.

The removal will take place in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacement species of palm is undetermined at this time but will be planted as part of the City’s tree planting program this 10/11 fiscal year.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

April 12, 2010  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa) located adjacent to 2703 Colorado.

This tree has a significant lean toward the traffic lanes and has had a majority of its roots pruned for sidewalk repairs on the opposite side of the lean. It has also been hit by an oversize vehicle causing a sizeable crack on a large limb over the street.

The removal will take place in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.

The replacement species will be a Catalina Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus) and will be planted as part of the City’s summer 2010 planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

March 3, 2010 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the decayed Kaffirboom Coral (Erythrina caffra) tree located at the 1400 block of San Vicente Blvd. in the center median, #3.

This tree has extensive root and trunk decay and its structural condition is very poor.

The work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice due to the conditions.
The tree replacement species will be the same and will be planted as part of the City’s spring 2010 planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

February 9, 2010 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing/replacing the following Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) trees in the City’s street right-of-way.

  • 727 Idaho Ave., Lincoln Blvd. side #1 and #2  

Tree #1 has a severe lean to the west over the pedestrian sidewalk along with an extensive decay pocket in the trunk on the opposite side of the lean.
Tree #2 has numerous wounds at the base of the trunk with extensive canopy dieback.
Both trees are in very poor condition and structurally unstable.
The removals will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.

The replacement trees will be Deodar Cedars (Cedrus deodara) planted as part of the City’s spring planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

February 4, 2010 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Ficus (Ficus microcarpa) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the addresses listed below.

The cause of decline is from a disease called Nattrassia, a fungal infection, and a related disease called Sooty Canker that enters the trees through wounds in the roots and/or canopy. Currently there is no known chemical control for this newly discovered fungus that causes the decline of Ficus. Severe pruning back to good wood in order to remove infected parts would only provide temporary relief in that new wounds would quickly become new infection sites. To avoid disease spread to any nearby stressed trees or allowing unstable structural conditions, removal and replacement is the best option.

  • 827 Bay Street
  • 1039 Grant Street
  • 1043 Grant Street
  • 1047 Grant Street

The work will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.

The replacement species will be Catalina Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus) on Bay St. and the Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis) on Grant St. They will be planted as part of the City’s spring 2010 planting program.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

January 26, 2010 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 634 Palisades Ave., 7th St. side #3.

This tree is leaning severely toward private property and is displaying numerous fungal fruiting bodies (decay) just above the root crown. The trunk flare, which has begun pillowing over the existing damaged sidewalk, will experience necessary root pruning as part of the City’s sidewalk rehabilitation project. This in turn will cause the tree to be structurally unstable and pose a significant risk to the public and/or private property. The subject tree will be removed approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.

The replacement tree will be a Lophostemon confertus. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

January 26, 2010 

304 24th Street, Georgina Ave. side #3 – Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa).
The combination of previous root pruning for sidewalk repair and past mechanical damage to the trunk has brought about the development and spread of decay throughout the roots and trunk. This declining tree is in poor health and structurally unstable.

2170 Georgina Ave. #3 - Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa).
This tree suffers from an extensive root and crown rot called ‘Phytophthera’ which is a soil-borne fungus that attacks and leads to the deterioration of a plant’s root system and/or lower trunk area at the soil line. With this defective root system this tree is structurally unstable.

The work will be done in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.
The tree replacement species will be determined by the City’s long range master plan.

For questions or concerns regarding this matters call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net 


 

 

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