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Notices of Intent to Remove/Replace Street & Park Trees 

November11, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) located adjacent to 2101 Ocean Avenue (Bicknell side tree #6).

The subject tree is an obstruction for the driveway and garage of the adjacent residence and is causing a conflict for residents that enter or back out of their driveways at this address. After a thorough review of the tree, its immediate surroundings and the position of the garage, it has been determined that in the interest of public safety the tree must be removed. Due to the location of this tree and its proximity to the overhead power lines and regulations of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) that restrict the use of cranes within 20’ of energized power lines, the tree cannot be relocated.

This Notice will be posted for 14 working days and the tree will be removed on December 6, 2011.

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 14, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the dead street and park trees located at: 

  • 2340 Ashland Ave. – Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
    The replacement will be of the same species. 
  • 1102 12th Street - Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis)
    The proposed replacement will be California Pepper (Schinus molle) 
  • Palisades Park (across from 757 Ocean Ave.)
    Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis)
    The replacement will be a palm species not yet determined.

All of these dead trees are structurally unsafe and will be removed in 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacements will be planted as part of the City’s fiscal year 11/12 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


  

September 14, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the dead street and park trees located at: 

  • 2340 Ashland Ave. – Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
    The replacement will be of the same species. 
  • 1102 12th Street - Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis)
    The proposed replacement will be California Pepper (Schinus molle) 
  • Palisades Park (across from 757 Ocean Ave.)
    Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis)
    The replacement will be a palm species not yet determined.

All of these dead trees are structurally unsafe and will be removed in 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacements will be planted as part of the City’s fiscal year 11/12 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


 July 11, 2011 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing two Florida rusty-leaf fig trees (Ficus rubiginosa ‘Australis’) as part of the Palisades Garden Walk (PGW) improvements. This work was approved as part of the tree relocation contract awarded to American Landscapes at the June 14th meeting of the City Council.

The subject trees are the northernmost of a row of four trees immediately adjacent to Main Street on the PGW site. These trees have been in decline for many years. Over 50% of their canopies are dead or dying with numerous dead branches on both trees that have bark separating from the stems, revealing dead wood. Overall, the canopies have a minimal amount of foliage with stunted leaves. There is no chance at these two trees will regain their original capacity.

These trees will be replaced as part of the development of the new park that will be on the Palisades Garden Walk site.

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call:
Walter Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or
Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net
The full report on these two trees can be reviewed @ the following link:
http://www.smgov.net/Portals/UrbanForest/content.aspx?id=16786 


June 23, 2011  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the dead Deodar Cedars (Cedrus deodara) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses.

  • 409, 415 #1, 516 15th Street
  • 327, 339 #2 19th Street
  • 333 20th Street
  • 322, 465, 523, 622, 25th Street

These trees are structurally unstable. The removals will take place in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. The replacements will be the same species and planted as part of the City’s fiscal year 11/12 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


April 4, 2011   

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the following dead street trees.

  • 1012 7th Street #1 - Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx)
    The replacement species will be the same.
  • 1224 9th Street – Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis)
    The replacement species will be Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
  • 1221 9th street – Victorian Box (pittosporum undulatum)
    The replacement species will be Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)

The removals will take place in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. The replacements will be planted as part of the City’s spring planting program. For questions or concerns regarding this matter call:

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 23, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the dead trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the addresses listed below. 

1514 18th Street – Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
Replacement will be a 15 gal. Camphor tree planted as part of the City’s spring planting program.

901 6th Street (Idaho Ave. side #1) - Victorian Box (Pittosporum undulatum)
The replacement species will be a 48” box Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba).

Due to the condition of these trees the removals will take place 7 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


March 18, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the Juniper hedge located adjacent to the south side of the Tennis Courts at Reed Park.

This hedge is being removed as part of the Reed Park Open Space Improvements project that will take place along Wilshire Boulevard. The hedge will be replaced with a new plant palate that will include drought tolerant and California native plantings that ultimately improves the City’s sustainability program. The removal of this hedge will also increase lighting in the area for public safety reasons.


Additional information on the Reed Park Open Space Improvements project can be found on the Santa Monica City Council’s web page at: www.smgov.net/Departments/council/infoitems.aspx.

The removal will take place 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


March 9, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) tree located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 2401 California Ave., (side #1).
 This tree has an unbalanced lean due to root pruning for curb and sidewalk repairs in the recent past. Cracking at the base of the trunk indicates that the tree is now structurally unstable. The tree now poses a risk to public sidewalk use and adjacent private property.

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

The replacement tree will be a 24” box Goldenrain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) 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


March 4, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the trees located at the following sites:  

745 Ozone Street 754 Navy Street  813 Marine Street  
751 Ozone Street 755 Navy Street
754 Ozone Street 802 Navy Street
805 Ozone Street 803 Navy Street
806Ozone Street 810 Navy Street
809 Ozone Street
811 Ozone Street

The subject trees have outgrown their current conditions and make passage on the public sidewalk too restrictive for pedestrians.  Consequently these sections of the sidewalk no longer meet ADA sidewalk requirements and will need to be replaced with a species that is appropriate for these locations. This work is being done as part of the Borderline Neighborhood & Wilson Place Streetscape Project that is currently underway. The existing street trees will be removed approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.
 
The replacement species are being determined by the Urban Forest Task Force in conjunction with input from the Borderline Neighborhood.  The replacement trees will be 36” box size trees with smaller trees being planted in areas with narrow parkways. The replacement trees will be planted during the landscaping phase of the Borderline Neighborhood & Wilson Place Streetscape Project.

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 1, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) trees located in the street right–of-ways adjacent to the following addresses.

620 12th Street – This tree has a heavy lean towards the south/east targeting the vehicle parking lane and traffic. Fruiting bodies of decay fungi were found at the base of the trunk on the same side of the lean. This indicates extensive internal decay at the base of the tree. This fungus destroys the internal structure of the tree and reduces wood strength and the overall stability. As the decay progresses the potential of tree failure increases. 

454 12th Street – This tree is approximately 95% dead and is structurally unstable.
Due to these conditions, the work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacement species’ will be 24” box Cork Oak (Quercus suber) 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 17, 2011  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the decayed Coral (Erythrina Kaffirboom) tree located in the San Vicente Blvd. median, third tree west of 23rd Street.

This tree has extensive root and trunk decay and its structural condition is very poor which has rendered it unstable regardless of weather conditions.

Due to these circumstances, the work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacement will be the same species and will be 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


January 26, 2011

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the 2 dead City trees located at the following locations.

·        453 10th Street, front #3 – Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata).

In an inspection of the tree, insect (bark beetle) entry holes in the trunk were found.  This tree will be removed to prevent insect spread to adjacent pines. The replacement species will be a 24” box Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) planted as part of the City’s spring planting program.

·        Palisades Park @ Arizona Ave. - Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis).

This palm died from Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum), a fungus which obstructs the water conducting tissue resulting in the palm’s dehydration and death.  The replacement will be a palm species not susceptible to this pathogen, as part of the City’s spring planting program. 

The work will begin in approximately 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


Date: January 6, 2011 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa) located at 501Colorado Ave., 5th Street side, tree #1. The tree has an extensive decay column and the exterior bark is stripping away due to internal wood drying out. The tree is also leaning towards the adjacent building and has had previous root pruning on the opposite side of the lean.

Due to these structurally unstable conditions the work will begin in 7 days from the date of this notice.

The replacement species for this section of 5th Street will be designated by the Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force as part of the City’s current long range urban forest master plan development. Once the replacement species has been designated, a new tree will be planted.

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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