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Notices of Intent to Remove/Replace Street & Park Trees 

 

Date: November 17, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division are permitting the removal of two (2) Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) trees located adjacent to 3200 Airport Ave., east end @ phone booth and 3400 Airport Ave., east end @ driveway. The removals are part of the Airport Park development. 

These trees will be replaced as part of the overall landscape design for Airport Park. 

The complete removals will be done in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice. 

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: November 14, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following City trees. 

  • 811 Marguerita Ave., Lincoln Blvd. side #1 – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Tree has root decay and is declining due to root pruning done for new driveway construction.  It is in a structurally unstable condition. 

The replacement species will be the Cork Oak (Quercus suber). 

  • 951 Ocean Ave – California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera). 

Palm is dead.  The replacement species will be the Foxtail Palm (Wodyetia bifurcata). 

  • 1640 9th St. (Animal Shelter) – Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis). 

Tree is located on property and will be removed due to necessary improvements to dog run section.  Due to existing site conditions and the proposed improvements there is no available space for a replacement tree. 

The work will begin in approximately fourteen days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s fall planting program now taking place. 

For questions or concerns regarding these matters 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 


 

 STREET/PARK  TREES 

Date:  October 26, 2006   

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following street and park trees. 

  • Goose Egg Park – Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis). 

This tree is infected with a fungus called Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum) for which there is no treatment.  Signs of this wilt are wilting fronds, loss of vigor, and death.  The replacement species is yet to be determined. 

  • 1314 Hill Street – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

This tree has decay located at the base of the trunk creating a structurally unstable condition.  The replacements will be 2-24” box Crape Myrtle’s (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Muskogee’ ) supplied and planted by the on site contractor. 

  • 503 12th Street #1, #2 – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

A significant amount of decay has been found in both of these trees.  There are no arboricultural treatments that can be performed to save these trees.  They possess the potential for failure. The replacement species’ will be 2-24” box Cork Oak (Quercus suber). 

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 fall planting program. 

For questions or concerns regarding these matters 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 


32nd STREET FICUS  TREES

Date:  October 26, 2006

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses.  As part of the second phase of replacing the declining Ficus trees, these specific trees have been monitored due to their decline in the recent years.  At this point in time it has been determined that they have reached the end of their useful lifespan and will continue to decline in health, appearance and stability.  The replacement species will be 36” box Maidenhair Trees (Ginkgo biloba). 

  • 2312 32nd Street  
  • 2316 32nd Street  
  • 2336 32nd Street  
  • 2425 32nd Street. 
  • 2426 32nd Street  
  • 2611 32nd Street  
  • 2615 32nd Street 
  • 2638 32nd Street  
  • 2653 32nd Street  
  • 3201 Pearl St., 32nd Street side #2 

 The complete removals will begin in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted within 10 working days from the tree removal completions.   

For any 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:  October 5, 2006 

As part of the Yale Street Parkway Widening Improvements program, the Indian Laurel Figs (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) at the following addresses are targeted for removal and replacement.

  • 808 Yale Street 

  • 824 Yale Street 

  • 839 Yale Street 

  • 842 Yale Street 

  • 866 Yale Street 

  • 912 Yale Street 

  • 917 Yale Street 

  • 935 Yale Street 

  • 938 Yale Street 

  • 941 Yale Street 

  • 944 Yale Street 

  • 1024 Yale Street 

  • 1111 Yale Street  

  • 2901 Wilshire Blvd., Yale St. side #1 

  • 2901 Washington Ave., Yale St. side #1 

The removals will begin shortly after construction begins, during the week of October 16, 2006. The replacement trees will be planted as part of this project with 36” box Tipuana Tipu (Tipu Tree) trees.

For questions or concerns regarding this project 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:  September 18, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) located in the street right of way adjacent to 175 Ocean Park Blvd., on the Neilson Way side.  This tree is dead and in a structurally unstable condition.   

The tree will not be replaced in this location as there is no room for a street tree on this narrow section of sidewalk. 

The work will be done in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  

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:  September 18, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space 

Management Division has permitted the adjacent property owner at 1221 Ocean Avenue, site #3, the removal and replacement of the dead Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis), at their expense.  The replacement will be the same palm species.

The work will be done in approximately ten (10) days from the date of this notice.  

If you have any 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:  September 18, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the street trees located at the following addresses on 14th Street. 

  • 717, 623, 611 #1, 428 #2, 354 #2 
  • 1401 Georgina Ave., 14th St. side #5 

These Monterey Pines (Pinus radiata) have reached the end of their useful life span.  They are failing due to  stress from their urban environment (drought and smog).  These conditions have subjected the trees to repeated attacks from mites and Pine Bark Beetles.  These trees are now in structurally unstable conditions and need to be removed.    

The replacement species’ will be Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis). 

They will be replaced as part of the City’s fall planting program. 

  • 201 14th –Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) 

Tree is dead and will be replaced with the same species as part of the City’s fall planting program.  

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

For questions or concerns regarding these matters 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:  September 18, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following street trees. 

730 and 740 Navy Street – Fern Pines (Podocarpus gracilior). 

In order to repair the displaced sidewalks at these locations, the subject trees will have the majority of their remaining surface roots removed.  This will create an unstable condition for the trees.  

The replacement trees will be China Doll (Radermachera sinica). 

They will be replaced as part of the City’s fall 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:  September 18, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) located in the street right of way adjacent to 1212 Alta Ave. #2.   

The tree has a large pocket of decay where the top of the trunk forms the base of the canopy.  This creates a structurally unstable condition and a potential for the failure of the entire canopy. 

The replacement species will be the Catalina Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus).  It will be planted as part of the City’s fall planting program. 

The work will be done in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.   

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:  September 18, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following street trees. 

  • 1836 and 1840 17th Street – Black Acacia (Acacia melanoxylon). 

This Division was notified of the need for root pruning to repair sidewalk displacements adjacent to these two trees in conjunction with the sidewalk repair program.  An in depth inspection of the trees was conducted that revealed several defects. 

1.      The tree at 1836 has a lean towards the street on the opposite side of where the root pruning needs to be done.  This tree has had past root pruning and the removal of the remaining roots will create the potential for tree failure. 

2.      Both trees have columns of dead and decaying wood throughout their trunks, large scaffold limbs and sections of their canopies.       

3.      Both trees display exterior cracks on the trunks and scaffold limbs that suggests internal decay. 

The work will be done in approximately 7 days from the date of this notice in order to meet sidewalk repair schedules.  The replacement trees will be Chinese Flame Trees (Koelreuteria bipinnata) planted as part of the City’s fall 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: August 22, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following street trees.  

  • 904 24th Street #1 and #2 – Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius). 

Trees are dead.  The replacement species’ will be Chinese Flame Tree (Koelreuteria bipinnata). 

  • 437 10th Street – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Repeated limb failures. Fungus found at limb failure sites indicates significant internal decay. Entire tree has a potential for failure.  The replacement species will be Cork Oak (Quercus suber). 

  • 556 12Th Street – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Multiple stems growing from the trunk are beginning to split apart at their point of attachment.  This indicates a structurally unstable condition with a potential for future limb failures.  The replacement species will be Cork Oak (Quercus suber). 

  • 1317 Ashland Ave. – Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius). 

Tree is dead.  The replacement species will be Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora). 

  • 2816 Montana – Bottle Tree (Brachychiton populneus). 

Mushroom fruiting bodies found on the trunk base represent internal decay in progress.  Entire tree has a potential to fail.  The replacement species will be Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora). 

  • 323 9th Street, Carlyle side #1 – American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua). 

North west side of tree has an extensive wound traveling from the base of the tree up the trunk brought about by mower or other machinery damage. This decaying section is now infested with termites.     

The work will begin in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006. 

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

E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  


Date: August 2, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the declining Oleander (Nerium oleander) trees located on 27th Street between Pico Blvd. and Pearl Street at the following addresses. 

  • 2233, 2239, 2249, 2270, 2271, 2302, 2303, 2309. 

 Oleander Leaf Scorch (OLS) is a lethal disease of Oleanders.  It 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 destroy oleanders that have definite symptoms.  

The removals will begin in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  The replacement species will be the Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus).  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.      

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

E-mail: walt.warriner@smgov.net 

 


Date: July 14, 2006 

 The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following street trees. 

  • 2525 14th Street #2 American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua). 

Extensive decay is present in large wound located at a point where two major stems are attached which has a negative impact on the structural stability of the tree.  The replacement species will be the same.  

  • 222 Alta Avenue – Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). 

Tree was severely cut back and damaged during a house moving project.  The responsible party was fined and will pay for the tree removal and its replacements.  The replacements will be two 60” box Magnolia grandiflora ‘Samuel Sommer’.  

  • 1102 Grant Street, 11th St. side #2 – Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’).  Tree is dead.  The replacement species will be Cork Oak (Quercus suber). 

The work will be done in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  

For questions or concerns regarding these matters 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: June 22, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following park and street trees. 

Location 

Species 

Reason  for removal 

Replacement species 

Clover Park extension @ observation deck. 

Eucalyptus nicholii  

(Nichol’s Willow Leafed Peppermint) 

Large limb failure has uncovered fungus that will lead to decay and affect the structural stability of the tree.   

Same Species. 

                             260 15th Street, #1 

  

Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) 

Tree has declined past point of recovery. 

Same species. 

The work will be done in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006. 

For questions or concerns regarding these matters contact 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: June 6, 2006 

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 19th 2006: 

Location 

Species 

Reason for removal 

431 7th Street 

Ash Gum 

Poor form & structure 

940 7th Street 

Silver Dollar Gum 

Bowed over sidewalk; wired to building for support 

1038 7th Street 

Sugar Gum 

Tree is leaning to the south 

811 7th Street 

Sugar Gum 

Poor form & structure.  Basal wounds on all sides.  Decayed, heavy lateral limb over street.  Decay column on main stem. 

1052 7th Street 

Sugar Gum 

Codominant trunks @ 7'; both stems twisted to building; high, open crown. 

1058 7th Street 

Sugar Gum 

Leans over 7th Street; high, open crown; basal wounds on 2 sides. 

The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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. 


Date: June 6, 2006 

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following park trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 19th 2006: 

Location 

Species 

Reason for removal 

REED PARK 

Blue gum 

NW corner; codominant trunks @ 12' & 18'; corrected lean to E. with large basal cavity on compression side; surface decayed. 

REED PARK 

Blue gum 

Leans N.; flat area on tension side; basal wound on W.; decayed; heavy lateral limbs have been reduced. 

REED PARK 

Blue gum 

Leans S.; towards Lincoln; crown one-sided to S.; basal wounds; sounded, normal; heavy lateral limbs have been reduced. 

REED PARK 

Blue gum 

High crown; dense; large basal wound on N.; decayed; small basal wounds; sounded, normal; bowed to Lincoln but reduced. 

REED PARK 

Blue gum 

Leans S. towards Lincoln; flat area on tension side; dense crown. 

REED PARK 

Blue gum 

Bowed S. over building; one-sided; tips seem thin; pillowed over walk on S. 

REED PARK 

Blue gum 

Btwn. building & sidewalk; sulfur fungus conks @ base on SW.; sounds decayed @ base on S.; irregular form one-sided over building. 

The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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. 


Date: May 30, 2006 

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 12th 2006: 

Location 

Species 

Reason for removal 

407 7th Street 

Silver Dollar Gum 

Leans west towards the street.  High, open crown and sparse canopy indicates poor/weak root  system. 

547 7th Street 

Yate 

Large decaying wound @ curb.  Trunk is cracked.  Tree leans southwesterly.  Codominant trunks high in the crown. 

717 7th Street 

Blue Gum 

Thin crown & sulfur fungus conk @ base on curb indicates extensive internal decay. 

811 7th Street 

Sugar Gum 

Poor form & structure.  Basal wounds on all sides.  Decayed, heavy lateral limb over street.  Decay column on main stem. 

630 San Vicente Bl. 

Yate 

Tree has been root pruned on 3 sides.  Decay on the southwest side of trunk.  Tree leans leans southwest towards street & power lines. 

631 Georgina Ave. 

Eucalyptus spp. 

Codominant trunks @ 18' with powerlines between the two stems.  High, open crown; 1 stem heavy over 7th St.  Surface root is lifting sidewalk. 

710 Marguerita Ave. 

Eucalyptus spp. 

Old root pruning wounds with decay at base of trunk.  Tree leans. 

710 Marguerita Ave. 

Eucalyptus spp. 

Tree is bowed to the south and has no basal flare.  The high, open crown and thin canopy indicates poor/weak root  system. 

624 Marguerita Ave. 

Eucalyptus spp. 

Tree leans to the south.  Basal wounds and cracked trunk. 

 The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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. 


Date: May 22, 2006  

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 6th 2006: 

Address 

Species 

Reason for removal 

1700 WILSHIRE AVE. 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Corrected lean to south; basal wounds on 2 sides; crown appeared normal but thin. 

818 11th St 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Bowed to the south 

838 11th St 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Multiple attachments @ 9'; large basal wound on driveway; basal wound on northwest.; both decayed; leans south 

843 11th St 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

At 848 11th; codominant trunks @ 10' & 12'; upper crown thin; heavy lateral limb towards house. 

601 9th St 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Codominant trunks @ 6'; naked bark on lower trunk. 

720 ALTA AVE 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Codominant trunks @ 6'; 1 stem over street. 

802 ALTA AVE 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Leans east. with large basal wound on tension sidewalk; decayed but well-buttressed; corrected lean; hanging canopy. 

920 ALTA AVE 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Basal & trunk cavities; extensive; codominant trunks @ 8'. 

801 ALTA AVE 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Bowed to the south; Trunk cavity. 

931 MONTANA AVE 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Leans southeast towards street; naked bark; history of branch failure. 

1102 MONTANA AVE 

RED FLOWERING GUM 

Codominant trunks @ 8' with 3rd stem removed; thin upper crown; long trunk wound on sidewalk; decayed. 

 The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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.


Date: May 22, 2006  

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following park trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 6th 2006: 

Location 

Species 

Reason for removal 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Series of low codominant trunks forms 6 scaffolds; big gall on S. trunk; 3 stems lean heavy to the south. 

PALISADES PARK 

Sugar gum 

Oppos. 701; @ fence; codominant trunks @ 3'; included bark; high crown. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Bowed west with 3 scaffolds; reduced in past; branch dieback over path. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Oppos. 825; strong lean over path; low trunk wound; surface decayed; vase-shaped form. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Leans sharply south with large wound @ stress point. 

PALISADES PARK 

Eucalyptus Spp. 

Outside fence; leans over path; poor form & structure. 

PALISADES PARK 

Red gum 

At restroom; leans south 

PALISADES PARK 

Red gum 

At Idaho; outside fence; top of slope; very high crown. 

PALISADES PARK 

Red gum 

Codominant trunks @ 6'; long basal wound extends into south facing stem; branch wounds; high, open crown. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

3 long trunk wounds on opposite sides; 1 with old sulfur fungus conk. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Outside fence; multiple attachments @ 3' from stump; upright. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Outside fence; top of slope; multiple attachments @ 2'. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Strong lean south; codominant trunks @ 12' & 15'; gall on trunk @ 20'; reduced with stubs @ old pruning wounds. 

PALISADES PARK 

Blue gum 

Multiple attachments @ 10'; 5 stems; 3 generally  upright; 2 bowed east & southeast 

 The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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. 


Date: May 15, 2006  

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the  following street trees. 

  • 902 Carlyle Ave., on 9th St. -  #2 Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis).  

This pine has come to the end of its useful life span and is declining with root, trunk, and limb decay.  The replacement tree will be the same species.

  • 415 Palisades Ave. – Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). 

Tree is dead.  The replacement tree will be the same species.

  • 506 Palisades Ave. – Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). 

This tree has a major decay column in the trunk and determined structurally unstable. The replacement tree will be the same species.

These trees will be removed in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees will be planted as part of the City’s planting program in the fall of 2006. 

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: walt.warriner@smgov.ne 


Date: May 15, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the #2 Indian Laurel Fig       (Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’) located in the parkway adjacent to 1540 2nd St., due to redevelopment of this property. 

The amount of underground utilities around this tree makes the  relocation of this tree cost prohibitive.   

The work will be done in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.     

Two (2) replacement Ginkgo biloba trees will be planted as part of the Downtown Urban Streetscape 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 


May 11, 2006  

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the six City trees from the parking lot between 1647 & 1659 Appian Way. 

·        2 Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis). 

·        4 Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta).   

The six trees were not planted by the City but have outgrown their sites and are now causing structural damage to concrete walls, wood fences and a public street light.  The trees will be removed approximately fourteen (14) days from this dated notice. 

The trees will be replaced with the Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei).  This is a medium sized palm that will be suitable for the limited grow space available in the parking lot.  They can reach a mature height of 20 – 30 feet with a trunk diameter of 7 - 8 inches.   

The following steps will be taken prior to installing the replacement trees: 

 1.    Tree wells will be marked out in advance of a three week comment period to allow residents time to comment on whether the proposed locations will affect view corridors.  Comments are to be directed to the Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent 

2.    At the end of the three week comment period the tree well cutouts will be made. 

3.    Soil samples taken to determine the suitability for trees. 

4.    Specimens will be selected that have trunk heights which are already taller than the vehicles that park in the lot to avoid conflicts between a developing canopy and parked vehicles. 

5.    The replacement trees will be planted sometime after October 2006 as part of the City’s fall planting program. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the placement of the new trees please call Walt Warriner, Community Forest & Public Landscape Superintendent at (310) 458-8974 or contact by E-mail @: walter.warriner@smgov.net . 


May 8, 2006: 

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 commencing the week of May 22nd 2006: 

Address 

Species 

Reason for removal 

1450 17th Street 

Red Flowering Gum 

TREE IS ACTUALLY LOCATED ON BROADWAY:  Partial failure to W.; lifted pavement; long trunk cavity on N.; extensively decayed 

1507 17th Street 

Red Flowering Gum 

TREE IS ACTUALLY LOCATED ON BROADWAY:  High, open crown; thin; numerous basal wounds & trunk wounds; 1 trunk wound decayed; leans SE over sidewalk. 

1458 Berkeley 

Red Flowering Gum 

TREE IS ACTUALLY LOCATED ON BROADWAY:  Corrected lean to S.; long trunk wound on tension from old codominant trunk failure; sounded, normal. 

1504 Berkeley 

Red Flowering Gum 

TREE IS ACTUALLY LOCATED ON BROADWAY:  Codominant trunks @ 8' with included bark; both upright; branch wound on curb; basal wounds; large on curb; decayed. 

1124 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Leans S.; towards house; large basal wound on W.; decayed; other basal wounds; sounded, normal; high & one-sided to street. 

1451 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Numerous trunk wounds; leans W. 

2001 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Multiple attachments @ 8'; large trunk wounds on SE. & SW.;  SW extends into ground; decayed; SE sound. 

2218 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Strong lean SW over sidewalk; long wounds on both curb & sidewalk; both decayed; poor form.   

2902 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Thin; no basal flare. 

2916 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Lean to S.; partly corrected; narrow upright crown; basal wounds; area of decay on sidewalk. 

3126 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Massive base; codominant trunks @ 7' with included bark to 12''; good form; basal wounds on 2 sides; decayed on curb. 

3221 Broadway 

Red Flowering Gum 

Slight lean S.; huge basal wound on curb; sounded, normal. 

1458 Princeton 

Red Flowering Gum 

TREE IS ACTUALLY LOCATED ON BROADWAY:  High, open crown; leans SW.; basal wounds on all sides; sounded, normal.. 

The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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.
 
 

May 8, 2006   

NOTICE  of  INTENT  to  REMOVE  PARK  TREES 

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 May 30th 2006: 

Address 

Species 

Reason for removal 

Los Amigos Park 

Red Gum 

Codominant trunks @ 6' & 10'; SE-facing stem heavy over cage; rest of tree upright; nice canopy of foliage. 

Los Amigos Park 

Red Gum 

Near home plate; codominant trunks @ 10'; attachment okay but stems spread apart; 1 heavy over street; high, open crown has been pruned on forever; base of trunk lifts retaining wall. 

Joslyn Park 

Blue Gum 

Opposite 617 Strand multiple attachments @ 3'; upright; sulfur fungus conk on old wound on SW & btwn. attachment; vase-shaped form; dense; been shortened; base covered in ivy; could not inspect base of trunk. 

Joslyn Park 

Blue Gum 

SW corner near Kensington; codominant trunks @ 10' & 14'; spreading apart & becoming heavy; base engulfed in ivy; could not be inspected. 

Joslyn Park 

Blue Gum 

Parking lot; codominant trunks @ 4', 12' & 18'; fork at 12' has huge stub @ attachment; sulfur fungus conk on stub; no flare on N.; vase-shaped form; thin on W. 

Joslyn Park 

Blue Gum 

Dog park; group of 2; lean SE.; with gap from adj. tree; dense crown; looks better from E. side. 

The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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. 

   

May 8, 2006   

NOTICE  of  INTENT  to  REMOVE  STREET  TREES   

The Open Space Management Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following street trees. 

In response to past eucalyptus tree failures that resulted in serious injuries and extensive property damage, the City of Santa Monica conducted an assessment of its mature eucalyptus trees.  The study has identified a total of 77 eucalyptus 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 May 30th 2006: 

  

Address 

Species 

Reason for removal 

2550 Beverly Ave 

Silver Dollar Gum 

Suppressed; leans sharply E. 

  

947 3rd Street 

Sugar Gum 

Multiple attachments @ 8' with included bark; one-sided over street; basal wounds on 2 sides; sounded, normal; thin; twig dieback. 

3104 4th Street 

Red Flowering Gum 

Root pruned on all sides. 

3104 4th Street 

Red Flowering Gum 

4' wide planting strip; long basal wound on sidewalk; smaller on curb; trunk cavity on NE.; all sounded, normal; codominant trunks @ 10'; high, open crown. 

1620 5th Street 

Lemon Scented Gum 

Bowed to the east 

1620 5th Street 

Lemon Scented Gum 

New tree – weak and declining 

2009 6th Street 

Eucalyptus spp. 

Codominant trunks @ 4'; spreading apart; topped. 

2271 29th Street 

Red Flowering Gum 

Thin & off-color; declining; basal wound on sidewalk; sounded, normal. 

2802 Delaware  

Cabbage Gum 

Series of upright codominant trunks form vase-shape crown; stem on SE starting to separate; basal wounds on 2 sides; sounded, normal; pillowed on both sides of the trunk. 

The work will commence approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006.  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.


Date: April 18, 2006  

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following street trees.  

  • 1638 Franklin Street – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Root crown and trunk decay has been detected indicating a potential for failure.  The replacement tree will be Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’). 

  • 1747 Franklin Street – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Root crown, trunk and scaffold limb decay is present and spreading.  The replacement tree will be Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’). 

The work will be done in approximately fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice.  Replacement trees will be planted as part of the City of Santa Monica’s tree replacement program in the fall of 2006. 

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

E-mail: walt.warriner@smgov.net   


Date: February 23, 2006 

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division will be removing the following street trees. 

  • 1717 Hill St. – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Tree is dead.  The replacement tree will be Carrot Wood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides). 

  • 602 21st St. #2 Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis). 

Tree is dead.  The replacement tree will be a palm species not yet determined 

·         1217 Georgina Ave. #1 Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis).  Tree is dead.  The replacement tree will be a palm species not yet determined.   

  • 2508 3rd St. – California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera).  

Palm is dead and has no canopy.  The replacement tree will be Tristania laurina (Tristaniopsis laurina). 

  • 514 10th St. – Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). 

Limb failure from storm damage has left this tree in a structurally unstable condition..  The replacement tree will be Cork Oak (Quercus suber). 

  • 907 12th St. – Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara). 

Tree is dead.  The replacement tree will be the same species. 

  • 1600 blk. Pico Blvd. south side #2,#4,#5,#6 – Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). 

These trees have served their useful life span and have declined past recovery.  The replacement trees will be London Plane (Platanus acerifolia). 

The work will be done in approximately fourteen days from the date of this notice.  For questions or concerns call Walt Warriner, Community Forest Superintendent or Johnny Aguila, Community Forest Supervisor at (310) 458-8974.  E-mail: walter.warriner@smgov.net  


Date: February 7, 2006  

The Community and Cultural Services Department, Open Space Management Division are permitting the removal of two (2) Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) trees located directly across from 3200 Airport Ave.  The removals are part of the Airport Park development. 

These trees will be replaced as part of the overall landscape and streetscape design for Airport Park.   

The complete removals will be done in approximately seven (7) days from the date of this notice.   

If you have any 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: walt.warriner@smgov.net 

 

 

 

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