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Notices of Intent to Remove/Replace Street & Park Trees 

 

Date: December 8, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses.  

  • 1407 & 1411 Grant Street -  

These declining trees are displaying external fungus (fruiting bodies) at their bases (root flares) which indicates the presence of irreversible internal decay. These conditions present the potential for structurally unstable trees (limb or entire tree failure).  

The work will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. The replacement species will be the Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis) and will be planted as part of the City’s spring 2009 planting program. 

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


Date: September 30, 2008 

 The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following park trees. 

  •  1200 blk. of Palisades Park (across from 1221 Ocean Ave.) - Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus).  

  • ·1400 blk. of Palisades Park (3rd tree south of information center) – Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus). 

Both of these trees display the fruiting bodies of Sulfur Fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus).  This fungus causes heart rot of living trees and typically enters trees through wounds or dead branch stubs.  It is one of the most serious causes of decay in trees and cannot be treated.  The soft, fleshy, moist “conks” range from 2-12 inches wide, are bright orange-yellow above and red-yellow below and usually appear in the late summer or early fall.  Conks will appear on the exterior of a tree many years after the onset of decay and is an indication of extensive internal decay.  Wood decay is an irreversible process for which there is no effective treatment.  The decay columns have compromised the structural stability of both trees and they now pose a significant risk of failure. 

 The work will begin in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees have not been determined and will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in spring 2009. 

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


Date: September 25, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses. These trees will not tolerate the amount of root pruning necessary to continue performing the City wide sidewalk and curb repair program. 

  • 1425, 1507 and 1516 Maple Street 

The work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. The replacement trees will be 24” box Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) trees planted as part of the City’s fall 2008 planting program. 

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

The work will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2008. 

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


Date: September 18, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following park trees. 

·        Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) @ Christine Emerson Reed Park (south of BB courts). 

·        1400 blk. of Palisades Park (north of information center) – Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus). 

Both of these trees display the fruiting bodies of Sulfur Fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus).  This fungus causes heart rot of living trees and typically enters trees through wounds or dead branch stubs.  It is one of the most serious causes of decay in trees and cannot be treated.  The soft, fleshy, moist “conks” range from 2-12 inches wide, are bright orange-yellow above and red-yellow below and usually appear in the late summer or early fall.  Conks will appear on the exterior of a tree many years after the onset of decay and is an indication of extensive internal decay.  Wood decay is an irreversible process for which there is no effective treatment.  The decay columns have compromised the structural stability of both trees and they now pose a significant risk of failure. 

The work will begin in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees have not been determined and will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in spring 2009. 

For questions or concerns regarding these matters call Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.    

E-mail: community.forester@smgov.net   


 

August 27, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

  •  1818 Euclid Street – Holly Oak (Quercus ilex)
    Tree is dead and susceptible to limb failures.  The replacement species will be the same or the Cork Oak (Quercus suber).
     
     

  •  2338 Pearl Street, Cloverfield Blvd. side #1 – Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’).
    Past root pruning for sidewalk repairs is believed the cause for the existing decay and external fungus growing on several large surface roots.  This tree is in a structurally unstable condition.  The replacement species will be the Sweet Bay
    (Laurus nobilis).
     

The work will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2008.  

For questions or concerns regarding these matters call Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974. 

E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net   

 


 

 August 20, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past carob tree failures that has resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of September 1st, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

2524 

29th Street 

1164 

Extensive decay at base of tree with a lean to the southwest. 

2605 

29th Street 

1165 

Tree is dead 

2607 

29th Street 

1167 

Old root pruning wounds at the base of the trunk and the long wound on the trunk has resulted in decay. 

2639 

29th Street 

1172 

Tree is in dead. 

2639 

29th Street 

1173 

Tree is in poor condition and declining in health and structural stability. 

2640 

29th Street 

1174 

Tree is in poor condition and declining in health and structural stability. 

Each of trees listed above will be replaced with a 36” box size Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) during the month of September, 2008.  Replacement trees will have heights ranging from 9 – 12 feet with a canopy spread of 5 – 10 feet.  Residents who wish to purchase a larger specimen may do so by paying the cost above the contracted cost of $600 for the 36” box tree.   

For questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the precise date of removals, or to purchase a larger specimen tree contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail community.forester@smgov.net. 


 

August 20, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of September 1st, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

1636 

Franklin St. 

1141 

Extensive decay at the base as a result of root pruning. 

1641 

Franklin St. 

1142 

Fungal growth at the base of the trunk indicates extensive internal decay which renders the tree unstable. 

1723 

Franklin St. 

1147 

Extensive decay on the east side of the base as a result of root pruning.  Tree has an off balanced canopy with dieback. 

1736 

Franklin St. 

1151 

Extensive decay on sidewalk side as a result of root pruning.  Tree is in very poor structural condition. 

Each of trees listed above will be replaced with a 36” box size Drake Elm (Ulmus parvifolia “Drake) during the month of September, 2008.  Replacement trees will have heights ranging from 9 – 12 feet with a canopy spread of 5 – 10 feet.  Residents who wish to purchase a larger specimen may do so by paying the cost above the contracted cost of $600 for the 36” box tree.  

For questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the precise date of removals, or to purchase a larger specimen tree contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail community.forester@smgov.net. 


 

August 20, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of September 1st, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

1101 

Hill Street 

1224 

Fungal growth at the base of the trunk indicates extensive internal decay.  Tree is in declining health. 

1102 

Hill Street 

1225 

Fungal growth on the trunk indicates extensive internal decay.   

1220 

Hill Street 

1229 

Tree is leaning and has decay at the base combined with large wounds on the trunk. 

1352 

Hill Street 

1237 

Fungal growth and hollow sound at the base of the trunk indicates extensive internal decay.   

1401 

Hill Street 

1239 

Tree leans to the southeast and has large wounds with decay at base of trunk on the opposite side.   

1418 

Hill Street 

1245 

Fungal growth at the base of the trunk indicates extensive internal decay.  Sparse canopy indicates tree is in decline.   

1422 

Hill Street 

1248 

Fungal growth on the trunk and at the base indicates extensive internal decay. 

1503 

Hill Street 

1249 

Fungal growth at the base of the trunk and extensive desiccation of scaffold limbs in the canopy indicates extensive internal decay.   

1639 

Hill Street 

1260 

Tree has been root pruned on both sides of the tree which has resulted in internal decay.  Fungal growth on the trunk and the base indicates that decay is extensive. 

1645 

Hill Street 

1263 

Hollow sounding base indicates internal decay and no root mass supporting the tree. 

2019 

Hill Street 

1273 

Tree is declining and structurally unstable.  

Each of trees listed above will be replaced with a 36” box size Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica “Muskogee) during the month of September, 2008.  Replacement trees will have heights ranging from 9 – 12 feet with a canopy spread of 5 – 10 feet.  Residents who wish to purchase a larger specimen may do so by paying the cost above the contracted cost of $600 for the 36” box tree.  

For questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the precise date of removals, or to purchase a larger specimen tree contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail community.forester@smgov.net. 


 

August 18, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of September 1st, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

825 

Idaho Ave  

1041 

Tree has an off balanced canopy and leans to the southwest. With extensive decay on the north side of the trunk base there is a good potential for failure.   

2015 

Idaho Ave 

1034 

Cavity @ on the northwest side of the trunk base. 

1331 

Euclid Street 

1327 

Tree has fungal growth on the exterior of the trunk, indicating extensive internal decay.  Tree has had decayed limbs removed in the past. 

1337X 

Ocean Ave 

1325 

Tree has basal wounds and cracks in the stem. 

1811 

Pier Ave 

1210 

Tree is failing to the south as a result of old basal wounds and decay. 

1812 

Pier Ave 

1211 

Old wounds at the base of the tree are decayed and causing the tree to fall over. 

2003 

Pier Ave 

1214 

Old wounds at the base and extending up the trunk are decayed and render the tree unstable. 

2029 

Pier Ave 

1222 

Old wounds and dieback in the canopy indicates tree is in decline. 

Each of trees listed above will be replaced with a 36” box size trees during the month of September, 2008.  Replacement trees will have heights of approximately 9 – 12 feet with a canopy spread of 5 – 10 feet.  Residents who wish to purchase a larger specimen may do so by paying the cost above the contracted cost of $600 for the 36” box tree.  

For questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the precise date of removals, or to purchase a larger specimen tree contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail community.forester@smgov.net. 


 

August 18, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of September 1st, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

321 

Lincoln Blvd. 

1049 

Base of trunk has fungal growth and a hollow sound at the base indicating extensive internal decay. 

442 

Lincoln Blvd. 

1081 

Tree has fungal growth at the base of the trunk indicating extensive internal decay.  The tree also has a significant lean to the east. 

513 

Lincoln Blvd. 

1091 

Tree has extensive internal decay as a result of large limbs that were removed several years ago. 

517 

Lincoln Blvd. 

1093 

Dieback in the canopy and fungal growth at the base of the tree indicates extensive root damage and internal decay. 

718 

Lincoln Blvd. 

1123 

Tree is experiencing dieback in the crown indicating extensive root damage in the past.  Canopy consists primarily of sucker growth only. 

722 

Lincoln Blvd. 

1125 

Die back in the canopy and extensive fungal growth on the exterior of the trunk indicates that this tree is in a declining condition.  

722 

Lincoln Blvd. 

1126 

Tree has old fungal growth at the base of the tree and is dying back in the upper portions of the canopy. 

801 

Montana Ave. 

1115 

Tree has an off balanced canopy on the north side and fungal growth at the base.  Tree has repeatedly dropped limbs in the past. 

801 

Montana Ave. 

1116 

Tree leans to the southeast and has a crack.  Tree has old root pruning wounds that have decayed. 

801 

Montana Ave. 

1121 

Tree leans to the south and has an extensive cavity on the south side. 

Since there is currently no designated replacement species for this section of 10th Street, a replacement species will be determined through a community process.  Notifications detailing the process of species selection will be issued to the public.  The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2008.  Each of trees listed above will be replaced with a 36” box size trees.  Replacement trees will have heights of approximately 9 – 12 feet with a canopy spread of 5 – 10 feet.  Residents who wish to purchase a larger specimen may do so by paying the cost above the City’s contract rate of $600 for the 36” box tree.  

For questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the precise date of removals, or to purchase a larger specimen tree contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail community.forester@smgov.net. 


 

August 18, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of September 1st, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

1128 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1289 

Fungal growth on the trunk indicates extensive internal decay.  Off balanced canopy with old wounds at the base of the tree. 

1128 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1290 

Extensive wound with resulting decay renders the tree unstable. 

1212 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1297 

Cavity at base of trunk renders the tree unstable.  Dieback in canopy indicates root damage. 

1219 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1300 

Tree has a significant lean to the southwest and is in an advanced stage of decline. 

1302 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1305 

An old wound at base of trunk renders the tree unstable.   

1322 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1308 

Extensive wounds wound at base of trunk renders the tree unstable. 

1324 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1309 

Tree has extensive trunk decay and is leaning severely to the south. 

1332 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1311 

Tree has a cavity on the north side of the trunk base and is in decline. 

1336 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1313 

Tree has wounds all around the trunk base.  Its thin canopy indicates the tree is in an advanced state of decline. 

1342 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1314 

Tree has extensive trunk wounds on its south side.  Dieback in the canopy indicates the tree is in an advanced state of decline. 

Each of trees listed above will be replaced with a 36” box size Liquidambar (Liquidambar styraciflua) during the month of September, 2008.  Replacement trees will have heights of approximately 9 – 12 feet with a canopy spread of 5 – 10 feet.  Residents who wish to purchase a larger specimen may do so by paying the cost above the contracted cost of $600 for the 36” box tree.  

For questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the precise date of removals, or to purchase a larger specimen tree contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail community.forester@smgov.net. 


 

July 22, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the street trees adjacent to the following addresses: 

  • 2000 blk. Olympic Blvd., south side – 3 Paperbark (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
    trees will be removed for pedestrian access improvements.
     

  • 306 17th Street – Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
    Tree has a major decaying wound at the top of the stem (trunk) where the 2 main structural lateral limbs meet. The potential for this tree to split apart is of concern. The replacement species will be Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Samuel Sommer’)
     

  • 1407 Carlyle Ave. #3 – Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis).
    This tree has an unnatural lean toward the street with heaving (lifting) soil on the opposite side of the lean. This is a structurally unstable situation. The replacement species will be the same.
     

  • Marine Park, 1406 Marine St. – 3 Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) trees.
    1 in the ball field @ Marine St. side fence has trunk decay with heavy lateral limbs. 2 @ the west side of tennis courts have decay at the bottom of the trunks with evidence of past branch failures. The replacement species’ are yet to be determined.
     

  • 1033 6th Street
    Dead tree grew in planter area adjacent to private property but is in fact City property. There will be no replacement in this area.
     

The work will begin approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City's tree replacement program in early fall of 2008. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.      

E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  


 

June 23, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of June 30th, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

221 

10th Street 

1060 

Lifting out of ground to the west.  Structurally unstable. 

314 

10th Street 

703 

Fungal fruiting bodies indicating internal decay, poor health & viability.  Structurally unstable. 

417 

10th Street 

717 

Partial failure on south side, decay at the base of trunk and main stem.  Structurally unstable. 

558 

10th Street 

741 

Old wounds from previous branch failure.  Tree is in very poor condition.  Structurally unstable. 

733 

10th Street 

792 

Fungal fruiting bodies indicating internal decay, poor health & viability.  Structurally unstable. 

801 

10th Street 

1135 

Weak base is causing tree to fail due to cavities.  Fungal fruiting bodies indicating internal decay.  Structurally unstable. 

1101 

10th Street 

1131 

Fungal fruiting bodies indicating internal decay.  Structurally unstable. 

Since there is currently no designated replacement species for this section of 10th Street, a replacement species will be determined through a community process.  Notifications detailing the process of species selection will be issued to the public this summer.  The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2008.   

For questions, concerns or the precise date of removal regarding these trees contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail walter.warriner@smgov.net. 


 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees: 

In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of June 23rd, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

 

711 

16th Street 

1009 

Decay fungi found on trunk on north side of tree.  Multiple attachments @ 7'; huge crown. 

Cedar (Cedrus deodara) 

939 

16th Street 

966 

Leans west.  Root pruned on east side.    Surface roots on S. lifting out of ground; co dominant trunks @ 10'. 

Tristania (Lophostemon conferta) 

2820 

17th Street 

1202 

On 17th Street.  Extensive decay fungi found on trunk @ base of tree. 

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) 

1111 

Euclid Street 

1030 

Leans east towards building.  Trunk cavity; Decay fungi found on south side of trunk 

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)  

1748 

Franklin Street 

1153 

Severe root pruned; multiple attachments @ 6'; heavy to street. 

Drake Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) or Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus blreana) 

827 

Idaho Street 

1042 

Leans south.  Decay fungi found on trunk; multiple attachments @ 6'; twig dieback. 

Cedar (Cedrus deodara) or California Pepper (Schinus molle) 

1521 

Washington Ave 

962 

Co dominant trunks @ 4' & 7'; Decay found in buttress roots and extends into the trunk. 

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) 

 

Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2008.  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees.  

For questions, concerns or the precise date of removal regarding these trees contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail walter.warriner@smgov.net. 

 


 

June 10, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the following street trees: 

 In response to past carob tree failures that resulted in extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature carob trees.  The study has identified a total of 97 carob trees as having a high risk of failure and requiring immediate removal to prevent future injuries and/or property damage.  The following trees have been scheduled for removal during the week of June 23rd, 2008:  No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours prior to the removal of these trees. 

  

Address 

Street 

Tag # 

Reasons for removal 

310 

LINCOLN BLVD  

1054 

Tree is in very poor condition, leans to the west and has fungal growth on the east side of the tree at the base. 

718 

LINCOLN BLVD 

1124 

Tree is in very poor condition, has wounds, decay & cavities at the base of the trunk and leans to the southeast leans to the southeast.. 

220 

12th Street 

826 

Decay from old pruning wound in attachment.  Tree leans to the northwest with the base outside dripline.  Previous branch failures. 

515 

12th Street 

886 

Co dominant trunks @ 6' cracking apart with decay at the attachment. 

728 

12th Street 

934 

Extensive fungal growth and cavities @ base.  Tree is in decline. 

310 

LINCOLN BLVD  

1054 

Tree is in very poor condition, leans to the west and has fungal growth on the east side of the tree at the base. 

718 

LINCOLN BLVD 

1124 

Tree is in very poor condition, has wounds, decay & cavities at the base of the trunk and leans to the southeast leans to the southeast.. 

1112 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1288 

Tree leans to the west with decay and cavities at the trunk base. 

1128 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1293 

Tree is in very poor condition with old wounds and fungal growth found on the north side of the trunk 

1308 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1307 

Tree has extensive basal wounds and is leaning to the West. 

1336 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1312 

Tree is in very poor condition with an extensive old wound on the north side of  the trunk base 

1424 

Ocean Park Blvd. 

1315 

Trunk is bowed to the south with extensive trunk decay and a cavity on the north side of the tree.  

1137 

11th Street 

816 

Co dominant trunks @ 6’ that have indications of internal decay at the attachments.  Extensive internal decay at the base of the trunk of the tree. 

 

Since there is currently no designated replacement species for this section of Lincoln Blvd., a replacement species will be determined through a community process.  Notifications detailing the process of species selection will be issued to the public this summer.  The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2008.   

For questions, concerns or the precise date of removal regarding these trees contact the Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent, Walt Warriner, at (310) 458-8974 or E-mail walter.warriner@smgov.net. 

 


 

June 3, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the street trees adjacent to the following addresses: 

·          2215, 2218, 2249, 2516 20th Street and 1838 Pearl St. 20th St. side – Carolina Cherry (Prunus caroliniana). 

These trees are nearing the end of their useful life span and are in structurally unstable condition.  They will be replaced with the Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Muskogee’). 

·         217 16th St. #2 – Silk Oak (Grevillea robusta). 

This tree has repeatedly dropped large limbs which in turn have exposed decay inside the trunk of the tree.  It has been determined that this tree has the potential to continue dropping limbs.  At this time the subject tree will not be replaced in order to allow the adjacent Silk Oak to grow. 

·         728 21st Place – Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara). 

This tree has a distinctive unnatural lean towards the sidewalk and residence and will only become more unstable with time and growth.  The replacement species will be the same. 

·         2921 Arizona Ave. #1 – Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’). 

This tree had outgrown its tree well and its trunk growth was being constricted by the surrounding concrete.  In an effort to conduct sidewalk, driveway and curb repairs as well as provide more growspace for the tree the concrete was removed from around the base of the tree.  It was revealed that the tree actually has a very narrow base and is unstable to support the weight of its canopy.  This tree will not be replaced and the planting site will be abandoned due to a lack of available growspace and the adjacent driveway use. 

The work will begin approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees will be planted in early fall of 2008. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.      

E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  

 


 

Date: April 30, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the street tree adjacent to the following address. 

·         1128 15th Street – #1 Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis). 

This palm is infected with Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum), an untreatable disease specific to this species.  To reduce the potential of spread to the adjacent palm, this tree requires removal.  The replacement species will be the Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica). 

The removal will take place in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. The replacement tree will be planted in summer of 2008.  

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.     E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  


 

Date: April 24, 2008  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing 3 trees as part of the Colorado Ave. Street Improvement Project.  The subject trees are located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following locations. 

·         Two Carrotwoods (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) located at 2700 Colorado Ave.        (site #2 & #3).  This part of the improvement project does not allow for replacement trees to be planted in the same location.  Instead, 2 replacement trees will be planted in existing vacant sites on Colorado Blvd. in close proximity.   

·         One Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida') located on the Colorado side of 1551 Berkeley St. (site #2), will be removed to make room for a new pedestrian crosswalk and improved street lighting.  This tree will be replaced with 2 Pink Flowering Tabebuias (Tabebuia ipe) on each side of the new crosswalk.   

The removals will begin in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.  The replacements will be planted during the landscaping phase of the street improvement project. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.     E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  


 

Date: April 22, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) tree located in the front street right-of-way adjacent to 1702 Franklin Street.   

The health and structural stability of this tree has been determined to be in very poor condition.  Fruiting bodies of sulfur fungus (Ganoderma applanatum), indicating internal decay, has been detected at the base of the trunk and the root flare.  This fungus rots the internal structure of the tree, reducing the strength of the wood and the overall structural stability of the tree.  It has been determined this tree has a potential for failure. 

The work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.  The replacement tree will be Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia’Drake’ ) planted approximately 2 weeks after the removal has been completed.     

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.     E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  


 

Date: April 15, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the street trees adjacent to the following addresses: 

·         175 Ocean Park Blvd., Neilson Way side #4, 5, 6, &7 – Eucalyptus species’ 

Two of the trees (#4 &# 5) have overgrown their tree wells, which has resulted in choking the base of the trunks.  This condition leads to the deterioration of the root system and ultimately renders the tree unstable.  The two other trees (#6 & #7) are displacing the adjacent sidewalk.  Necessary root pruning in order to complete the sidewalk repairs will leave the trees in an unstable condition.  

·         2100 blk. Pennsylvania Ave., north side #1, 2, & 4   

Paperbark Tree   (Melaleuca quinquenervia) 

These trees have extensively displaced the surrounding narrow sidewalk.  Necessary root pruning would leave the trees in an unstable condition.   

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

v      Due to the American Disabilities Act (ADA) these sites will not be replanted, allowing for the replacement of sidewalk at the appropriate dimensions. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.     E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  


 

Date: April 9, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the #1 Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis)  located in the median adjacent to 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. (Clover Park).  

This tree sustained a substantial wound to the trunk (stem) as a result of an automobile collision and will continually decline in health and become unstable.  The complete removal will take place in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice.  The replacement tree will be the same species and will be planted within 5 working days from the trees removal.   

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  

E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net 


 

Date: March 27, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the street trees in the City right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses: 

·         1823 10th Street – Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’). 

Tree has extensive root and trunk (stem) decay producing a structurally unstable condition.  The replacement species is yet to be determined.   

·         728 12th Street – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Tree has widespread cavities of decay at the base of the trunk (stem).  This tree is structurally unstable and has the potential for failure.  The replacement species will be Cork Oak (Quercus suber). 

 Due to the extreme condition of these trees the work will begin in approximately 7 (as opposed to 14) days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees will be planted late summer, early fall of 2008 as part of the City’s tree planting program .  

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at  

(310) 458-8974.  

 E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net 


 

Date: February 22, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be permitting the removal of 20 Carrot Wood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) trees located adjacent to 1660 7th Street, east side of the Big Blue Bus yard, for the purpose of the B.B.B. campus expansion. 

Morley Construction will perform the work in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice. 

The replacements will be 36” box Chitalpa (Chitalpa tashkentensis) trees, or a species with similar character, planted by the contractor under the supervision of the Community Forest Supervisor. The new trees are anticipated to be planted once construction is completed in the spring of 2009. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.
E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net
 


 

Date: February 20, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing 7 Canary Island Pines (Pinus canariensis) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses: 

·         533 24th Street, #2 This tree has had sidewalk and driveway repairs and is displaying sparse canopy growth.  These signs indicate that several of its primary roots were cut.  This tree’s condition has since deteriorated and is structurally unstable.  

·         449 24th Street, #2 This tree is exhibiting an uncommon lean towards the street and has been determined to be structurally unstable. 

·         376 24th Street, #1 & #2:  Tree #1 has severed and decaying roots from past sidewalk repairs and is leaning unnaturally toward the south.  Tree #2 also displays severed decaying roots from past repairs and leans toward the residence.  Both trees are in unstable condition. 

·         235 14th Street This tree has an uncommon lean towards the residence and is in an unstable condition. 

·         439 14th Street This tree has an uncommon lean towards the street and is in an unstable condition. 

·         724 14th Street This tree has an uncommon lean towards the street and is in an unstable condition. 

The removals will be done in approximately 14 days from the date of this notice.  Each of these trees  will be replaced with a 24” box Canary Island Pine in the spring of 2008.       

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at  (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net 


 

Date:  February 14, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Paperbark Tree (Melaleuca quinquinervia) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to      407 Hill Street.  An unnatural lean along with necessary root pruning for sidewalk repairs will leave the tree in a structurally unstable condition. 

The removal will take place in seven (7) days from the date of this notice. 

The replacement tree will be the Water Gum (Tristania laurina).  It will be replaced as part of the City’s spring 2008 planting program. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at       (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net 


January 30, 2008 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Dept. will be removing 8 Canary Island Pines (Pinus canariensis) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses: 

·        601 24th Street, front #1:  This tree has had its roots pruned for sidewalk repairs.  The fruiting bodies of fungal growth that are present around the base of the trunk are signs of extensive internal decay.  These conditions indicate that the tree is structurally unstable.  

·        636 26th Street; Alta Ave., side #1 and #2:  Both trees have had their roots pruned for new sidewalk, new curb and gutter.  Tree #1 had new driveway repairs as well.  Both trees have fruiting bodies of fungal growth at the bases of their trunks.  This condition indicates extensive internal decay and presents a structurally unstable condition.  

·        702 23rd Street, Alta Ave., side #1:  This tree has an uncommon lean towards the house.  It is set in the middle of a driveway approach with the base of the trunk surrounded entirely by concrete.  The tree displays symptoms that roots were pruned in the past presenting a structurally unstable condition.  

·        702 23rd Street, Alta Ave., side #3 and #4:  These trees have their root pruned for new sidewalk, new curb and gutter.  The tops of the trees are exhibiting die back, confirming that this tree is infested with pine bark beetle.  Removal is necessary to prevent spread to other trees in the vicinity. 

·        634 23rd Street, Alta Ave., side #3:  This tree has had its roots pruned for new sidewalk, curb and gutter.  The tops of the trees are exhibiting die back, confirming that it is infested with pine bark beetle.  Removal is necessary to prevent spread to other trees in the vicinity. 

·        703 18th Street, Alta Ave., side #3:  This tree shows signs of being struck by lightening at one time.  There is a large scar extending down the main stem (trunk) to the base.  The trunk of this tree has a potential to split apart at this point. 

 The work will begin in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice. 

Each of these trees will be replaced with a 24” box Canary Island Pine in the spring of 2008. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net 


Date: January 23, 2008  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community Maintenance Department will be removing the Paperbark Tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 3121 5th Street.  Necessary root pruning for sidewalk repairs will leave the tree in a structurally unstable condition. 

The removal will take place in seven (7) days from the date of this notice. 

The replacement tree will be the China Doll (Radermachera sinica).  It will be replaced as part of the Spring 2008 planting program. 

For questions or concerns regarding this matter call Walt Warriner, Community Forest and Public Landscape Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net 

 

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