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Notices of Intent to Remove/Replace Street & Park Trees

 December 3, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be permitting the removal of 1 dead Avocado tree located adjacent to the project at 1959 High Pl.

The removal will be permitted 14 working days after the date of this notice.  

The replacement tree will be planted at the completion of the construction on the adjacent property.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals you can contact the Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net. 


November 15, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing dead trees located adjacent to addresses listed below.  

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

1041 18th St 

Rhus lancea 

1310 Arizona Av 

Cinnamomum camphora 

1228 18th St 

Cinnamomum camphora 

2440 Arizona Av 

Cinnamomum camphora 

1317 18th St 

Cinnamomum camphora 

2448 Arizona Av 

Cinnamomum camphora 

1220 20th St 

Jacaranda mimosifolia 

2402 California Av 

Albizzia julibrissin 

1220 20th St 

Jacaranda mimosifolia 

2502 California Av 

Albizzia julibrissin 

1016 22nd St 

Koelrueteria bipinnata 

2502 California Av 

Albizzia julibrissin 

1219 Arizona Av 

Cinnamomum camphora 

1638 Franklin St 

Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’ 

1219 Arizona Av 

Cinnamomum camphora 

1756 Franklin St 

Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’ 

1310 Arizona Av 

Cinnamomum camphora 

 

 

The removals will commence approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.  

The replacement trees are also listed above and will be planted between the months of January & February, 2013.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals you can contact the Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net. 


 

November 14, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing dead trees located adjacent to addresses listed below.  

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

1528 17th St 

Platanus racemosa 

1920 Colorado Ave (S5) 

Albizzia julibrissin 

The removals will commence approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.  

The replacement trees are also listed above and will be planted between the months of January & February, 2013.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals you can contact the Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net. 


 November 14, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing dead trees located adjacent to addresses listed below.   

 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

334 15th St (F1) 

Cedrus deodara 

409 21st St (F2) 

Jubaea chilensis 

334 15th St (F2) 

Cedrus deodara 

 219 22nd St 

Ulmus parvifolia 

718 15th St (F1) 

Cedrus deodara 

516 23rd St 

Cinnamomum camphora 

718 15th St (F2) 

Cedrus deodara 

709 25th St 

Cedrus atlantica 

428 16th St (F1) 

Platanus racemosa 

427 Lincoln Bl 

Quercus agrifolia 

403 21st St (F3) 

Jubaea chilensis 

 

 

 The removals will commence approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.  

The replacement trees are also listed above and will be planted between the months of January & February, 2013.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals you can contact the Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net. 

 


November 13, 2012   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing dead trees located adjacent to addresses listed below.   

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

924 25th St 

Geijera parvifolia 

855 Franklin St 

Geijera parvifolia 

1319 Centinela Av (F2) 

Geijera parvifolia 

1121 Harvard St 

Jacaranda mimosifolia 

1319 Centinela Av (F3) 

Geijera parvifolia 

946 Princeton St 

Castinopsis cuspidata 

1427 Euclid St 

Schinus molle 

 

 

The removals will commence approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.  

The replacement trees are also listed above and will be planted between the months of January & February, 2013.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals you can contact the Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


 November 11, 2012  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing dead trees located adjacent to addresses listed below.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP. 

903 18th St (S3) 

Pinus radiata 

914 7th St 

Corymbia citriodora 

1014 18th St 

Pinus radiata 

918 7th St 

Corymbia citriodora 

1041 18th St 

Rhus lancea 

1228 18th St 

Ulmus parvifolia 

1003 6th st 

Melaleuca stypheloides 

847 12th St 

Cedrus deodara 

608 Idaho 

Ginkgo biloba 

 

 

The removals will commence approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.   

The replacement trees are also listed above and will be planted between the months of January & February, 2013. 

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com. 

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals you can contact the Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net. 


November 9, 2012  

 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing dead trees located adjacent to the addresses listed below. 

 

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP.

ADDRESS 

REPLACEMENT SPP.

2605 29th St 

Pistachia chinenesis 

2502 32nd St  (S1) 

Robinsonella cordata 

2320 29th St 

Pistachia chinenesis 

2441 34th St 

Albizzia julibrissin 

2423 31st St  

Pistachia chinenesis 

2441 34th St 

Albizzia julibrissin 

2515 32nd St 

Jacaranda mimosifolia 

1337 Ashland Ave 

Ginkgo biloba 

 

The removals will commence approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.  

The replacement trees are also listed above and will be planted between the months of January & February, 2013.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals you can contact the Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


October 3, 2012  

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-way adjacent to 418 12th Street, 414 12th Street & 463 Lincoln Blvd. 

These trees display symptoms of advanced internal decay in their trunks and scaffold limbs and their overall their structural stability is declining.  Fruiting bodies of sulfur fungus (Ganoderma applanatum), which indicates extensive internal decay, have been detected at the base of their trunks as well as in the canopy.  This fungus destroys the internal structure of the tree, reducing the strength of the wood and the overall structural stability of the tree.  As the decay progresses, the potential of limb and/or trunk failure also increases and it has been determined that these trees have a high potential for failure.

The removals will take place approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.  The replacement trees will be the Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) and will be planted in November, 2012.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding this tree removals contact:
Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


 

October 3, 2012  

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) tree located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 2636 31st Street. 

This tree is in an advanced stage of decline and display symptoms of internal decay at the base of its trunk.  These two symptoms are an indication that its overall structural stability is declining.  The fruiting body of sulfur fungus (Ganoderma applanatum), has been detected at the base of the trunk which indicates extensive internal decay.  The fungus destroys the internal structure of the tree and reduces the strength of the wood and structural stability of the tree.  As the tree continues to decline in condition and health and the decay progresses, the potential of limb and/or trunk failure also increases.  It has been determined that this tree has a high potential for failure.

The removals will take place approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice.  The replacement tree will be the Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) and will be planted in November, 2012.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com

For questions or concerns regarding this tree removals contact: 
Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 

 


 

 

September 14, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department is permitting the replacement of 3 Fern Pines (Afrocarpus falcatus) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 1420 & 1450 5th Street.  

The trees will be removed 14 working days after the date of this notice.  

The City is requiring the replacement of these trees due to construction damage and the developer’s requirement to repair the damaged sidewalks.  It has been determined that due to the damage incurred by the trees and the amount of root loss the trees will experience during the course of the sidewalk repairs the trees will become unstable and should be replaced with new trees.

The trees will be replaced with 48” box size Silk Trees (Albizia julibrissn) immediately after the existing trees are removed. 

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of any of these trees, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns regarding these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 

 


August 20, 2012 

As part of the construction of the Expo Light Rail Line Phase 2, work crews will be removing and relocating various trees within the Expo Right-of-Way (ROW), at locations along Colorado Avenue between Lincoln Blvd to 10th Street in the City of Santa Monica. The work is being managed and performed by the Expo Phase 2 design-build contractor Skanska-Rados Joint Venture (SRJV), and its subcontractors.

 

  What: This tree will be removed for the purpose of constructing the Expo Line Project  
  When:  Thurs, Sep 13, 2012 through Wed, Sep 19, 2012
  Hours:  8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
(No work will take place on weekends)  

 

 

  • This tree has been evaluated as unsuitable for relocation by 3 independent arborists.
  • The Expo Line Project calls for two trees to be planted in place of every City of Santa Monica tree that is not relocated and must be removed, resulting in a net increase to the Santa Monica Urban Forest.
  • NOTE: Tree removal appeals do not apply to trees that have been identified for removal as a part of a City Council approved public improvement project as defined in the Urban Forest Master Plan.

(Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to:
weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)
 


August 20, 2012

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the declining Oleander (Nerium oleander) trees located on the 18th Street side of the following addresses:

 

1752 Ocean Pk Bl. S3 1751 Oak St. S1
1751 Oak St. S2
1751 Oak St. S3 
1745 Ashland Ave. S1
1745 Ashland Ave. S2
1745 Ashland Ave. S3
1802 Ocean Pk Bl. S3 1752 Oak St. S1
1752 Oak St. S2
1741 Pier Ave. S1
 
1749 Hill St. S1
1749 Hill St. S2
1801 Oak St. S1
1801 Oak St. S2
1802 Pier Ave. S1
1802 Pier Ave. S2
1802 Pier Ave. S3
1748 Hill St. S1
1748 Hill St. S2
1802 Oak St. S1
1802 Oak St. S2
1801 Marine St. S1
1801 Marine St. S3



 These trees are declining due to a disease 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, making this project a priority. Presently, the only measures to control OLS are to do away with Oleanders that have definite symptoms.

 

The removals will be done in approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice. The replacement species will be the Arbutus ‘Marina’ and will be planted in the fall of 2012.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


July 23, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the declining Oleander (Nerium oleander) trees located at the following addresses:

  • 2323 Pier
  • 2329 Pier
  • 2330 Pier
  • 2336 Pier
  • 2338 Pier
  • 2350 Pier
  • 2412 Pier

These trees are declining due to a disease 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, making this project a priority. Presently, the only measures to control OLS are to do away with Oleanders that have definite symptoms.

The removals will be done in approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice. The replacement species will be the Melaleuca linerifolia and will be planted shortly after the removals have been completed.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeal form 

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


July 12, 2012

In preparation for construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line, work crews will be preparing the Expo Right-of-Way for construction by removing and relocating various trees within the City of Santa Monica Right-of-Way (ROW), at locations along Colorado Avenue between 10th Street to Euclid Street in the City of Santa Monica. The work is being managed and performed by the Expo Phase 2 design-build contractor Skanska-Rados Joint Venture (SRJV), and its subcontractors.

 What: This tree will be removed for the purpose of constructing the Expo Line Project
When: Wed, July 25, 2012 through Wed, August 1, 2012
Hours: 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
(No work will take place on weekends)

This tree has been evaluated as unsuitable for relocation by 3 independent arborists.  The Expo Line Project calls for two trees to be planted in place of every City of Santa Monica tree that is not relocated and must be removed, resulting in a net increase to the Santa Monica Urban Forest. (Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)


June 26, 2012

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) tree located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 804 Harvard St (F3).

The trunk has a large cavity at its base of the trunk with associated and extensive decay in its trunk that now creates an unstable condition for the tree. Shown in photos below:

Tree Removal 804 Harvard 

The tree will be removed 14 working days from the date of this notice.   

The replacement tree will be the Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) planted as part of the FY12/13 planting program.  

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


June 26, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the Ficus (Ficus microcarpa) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses:

  • 1343 Chelsea Ave.
  • 2255 Cloverfield Blvd.
  • 2425 Cloverfield Blvd.

The cause of decline is from a disease called Nattrassia, a fungal infection, and a related disease called Sooty Canker that enters the trees through wounds in the roots and/or canopy. Currently there is no known chemical treatment for this newly discovered fungus that causes the decline of Ficus. Severe pruning back to good wood in order to remove infected parts would only provide temporary relief in that new wounds would quickly become new infection sites.

To reduce the spread of this disease to nearby trees these subject trees will be removed 14 working days from the date of this notice.

The designated replacement species for Cloverfield Blvd. is the Ficus (Ficus microcarpa).
The designated replacement species for Chelsea Ave. is the Zelkova (Zelkova serrata).

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


 

June 13, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be permitting the removal of two Carobs (Ceratonia siliqua.) and four Junipers (Juniperus torulosa) from the City Hall Grounds. The removals will take place approximately 14 working days after the date of this notice.

These trees are being removed as part of the Palisades Garden Walk & Town Square construction project that is currently under construction.

This project has been reviewed by the community through a series of public workshops, was reviewed by the Urban Forest Task Force as well as the Landmarks Commission. The City Council approved the design at its June 14, 2011 meeting and approved the project for construction.

The project calls for a total of 21 new trees to be planted on the City Hall grounds which will give the City a net tree gain of 15 additional trees. The replacement species will be the Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) and will be maintained as pollarded trees. Pollarding is a specialized pruning treatment in which the main branches of a tree are cultivated through annual pruning into a permanent structural framework that will give the trees a distinct appearance unlike a typical street tree. The replacement trees will be planted by the General Contractor in conjunction with the Town Square improvements.

Tree removal appeals do not apply to trees that have been identified for removal as a part of a City initiated public improvement project as defined in the Urban Forest Master Plan

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net.


June 12, 2012

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be permitting the removal of 34 Bottlebrush (Callistemon spp.) trees from the 20th Street parkway between Pico Boulevard & the Santa Monica Freeway. The removals will take place approximately 14 working days after the date of this notice.

These trees are being removed as part of the 20th Street & Cloverfield Boulevard Improvement Project that is designed to improve the existing sidewalk/parkway area, while maintaining the existing street and parking configuration. The pedestrian experience will be enhanced with better lighting, landscaping and sidewalk accessibility modifications. The existing street trees will be replaced with new tree species that will provide more canopy for 20th Street and better biodiversity for the urban forest.

This project has been reviewed by the community through a series of public workshops and was reviewed by the Urban Forest Task Force at its February 2010 meeting. The City Council approved the project in concept at its April 27th 2010 meeting and approved it for construction at its March 27th 2012 meeting.

The project calls for a total of 102 new trees to be planted which will give the City a net tree gain of 68 additional trees. The replacement species will be the Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus), Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) and the Tristania (Lophostemon confertus ‘Variegata’) and are approved in the Urban Forest Master Plan. The replacement trees will be planted by the General Contractor in conjunction with the street improvements.

Tree removal appeals do not apply to trees that have been identified for removal as a part of a City initiated public improvement project as defined in the Urban Forest Master Plan.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


March 11, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the declining Oleander (Nerium oleander) trees located at the following addresses:

 

859 Stanford St   860 Stanford St   866 Stanford St   927 Stanford St
928 Stanford St   935 Stanford St   938 Stanford St   947 Stanford St
953 Stanford St   959 Stanford St   1011 Stanford St   1019 Stanford St
1024 Stanford St   1031 Stanford St   1037 Stanford St   1101 Stanford St
1101 Stanford St   1033 Stanford St   1153 Stanford St   1138 Stanford St

 

These trees are declining due to a disease caused by a 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, making this project a priority. Presently, the only measures to control OLS are to do away with Oleanders that have definite symptoms.

The removals will be done in approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice. The replacement species will be the Cercis canadensis and will be planted shortly after the removals have been completed.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


March 11, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the Ficus (Ficus microcarpa) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses:

 

 

904 Princeton   912 Princeton   931 Princeton     
941 Princeton   1105 Princeton        

 

 

   The cause of decline is from a disease called Nattrassia, a fungal infection, and a related disease called Sooty Canker that enters the trees through wounds in the roots and/or canopy. Currently there is no known chemical treatment for this newly discovered fungus that causes the decline of Ficus. Severe pruning back to good wood in order to remove infected parts would only provide temporary relief in that new wounds would quickly become new infection sites.

To reduce the spread of this disease to nearby trees these trees will be removed 14 working days from the date of this notice.

The replacement species will be the Calodendrum capenseand will be planted within 3 – 4 weeks after the removals.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


 

 March 11, 2012 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the Ficus (Ficus microcarpa) trees located in the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses:

 

3102 Pico Blvd (S1)   3202 Pico Blvd (S1)   2302 32nd St     2325 32nd St 
3102 Pico Blvd (S2)   3202 Pico Blvd (S2)   2308 32nd St   2415 32nd St

 

   The cause of decline is from a disease called Nattrassia, a fungal infection, and a related disease called Sooty Canker that enters the trees through wounds in the roots and/or canopy. Currently there is no known chemical treatment for this newly discovered fungus that causes the decline of Ficus. Severe pruning back to good wood in order to remove infected parts would only provide temporary relief in that new wounds would quickly become new infection sites.

To reduce the spread of this disease to nearby trees these trees will be removed 14 working days from the date of this notice.

The replacement species will be the Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ and will be planted within 3 – 4 weeks after the removals.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


 March 9, 2012 

 The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the declining Oleander (Nerium oleander) trees located at the following addresses:

2315 Pier Ave.
2333 Pier Ave.
2408 Pier Ave.
2318 Pier Ave.
2339 Pier Ave.
2418 Pier Ave.
2323 Pier Ave.
2344 Pier Ave.
2430 Pier Ave.

These trees are declining due to a disease 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, making this project a priority. Presently, the only measures to control OLS are to do away with Oleanders that have definite symptoms.

The removals will be done in approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice. The replacement species will be the Melaleuca linerifolia and will be planted shortly after the removals have been completed.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


 March 9, 2012   

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be removing the declining Cherry (Prunus caroliniana) trees located at the following addresses:


2205 Pier Ave.
2101 Pier Ave.
2929 Colorado Ave (S1)
2216 Pier Ave.
1434 Stanford St.
2929 Colorado Ave (S2)
2221 Pier Ave
1538 Stanford St.


The declining trees on Pier Avenue & Stanford Street have a permanent and progressive reduction in health, vigor and structural stability that is leading to their death and eventual structural failure. These declining trees are over mature and suffering from old wounds and other impacts that have interrupted their living systems. This has resulted in impeded growth followed by the depletion of energy reserves normally stored in the root mass. When this occurs there is an overall reduction of health, condition and stability that is followed by the death of the tree.

The removals will be done in approximately 14 working days from the date of this notice. The replacement species will be the Melaleuca linerifolia for Pier Avenue and the replacement species for Stanford will be the Cercis occidentalis. The replacement trees will planted shortly after the removals have been completed.

The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines an appeals process. To appeal the removal of a tree, complete the tree removal appeals form available at www.santamonicatrees.com.

For questions or concerns these tree removals contact Walt Warriner, Community Forester @ community.forester@smgov.net 


 March 6, 2012   

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be permitting the removal of a Callistemon citrinus (Lemon Bottlebrush) tree located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 2642 2nd Street.

With the construction of the new permitted driveway for the new residence, the existing tree will not tolerate the level of root pruning to accommodate the driveway and would quickly become unstable if left in place. As mitigation, the tree will be replaced with two 24” box Myrica californica (Pacific Wax Myrtle) trees at the property owners expense.

The tree will be removed in 14 working days from the date of this notice. 

 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 

 


 February 27, 2012   

The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be trimming the street trees on Euclid Street in the next few weeks. In conjunction with the trimming, trees that are in a state of decline will be removed. The declining trees on Euclid have a permanent and progressive reduction in health, vigor and structural stability that will lead to its death or structural failure. These declining trees are over mature and suffering from old wounds and other impacts that have interrupted the living system. This has resulted in impeded growth followed by the depletion of energy reserves normally stored in the root mass. When this occurs there is an overall reduction of health, condition and stability that is followed by the death of the tree.

Additional information that details the reasons for the individual removals can be found by going to www.santamonicatrees.com.

The removals are located at: 

  • 1836 Euclid Street – Holly Oak (Quercus ilex)  
  • 1942 Euclid Street – Holly Oak (Quercus ilex)  
  • 1938 Euclid Street – Victorian Box (Pittosporum undulatum) 

The replacement trees will be the Cork Oak (Quercus suber), planted as part of the City’s Fiscal Year 11/12 planting program.

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 

See photos of removals   

 

   


February 27, 2012   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Public Landscape Division of the Community & Cultural Services Department will be trimming the street trees on Euclid Street in the next few weeks. In conjunction with the trimming, trees that are in a state of decline will be removed. The declining trees on Euclid have a permanent and progressive reduction in health, vigor and structural stability that will lead to its death or structural failure. These declining trees are over mature and suffering from old wounds and other impacts that have interrupted the living system. This has resulted in impeded growth followed by the depletion of energy reserves normally stored in the root mass. When this occurs there is an overall reduction of health, condition and stability that is followed by the death of the tree.

Additional information that details the reasons for the individual removals can be found by going to www.santamonicatrees.com.

The removals are located at: 

  • 1225 Grant St. - Euclid St. side – Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)  
  • 1225 Pearl St. - Euclid St. side – Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)  
  • 1301 Pearl St. - Euclid St. side – Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)  
  • 1302 Pearl St. - Euclid St. side – Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)  
  • 2210 Euclid St.– Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)  
  • 2214 Euclid St.– Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)  


The replacement trees will be the Cork Oak (Quercus suber), planted as part of the City’s Fiscal Year 11/12 planting program.

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 

See photos of removals   


 February 17, 2012 

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (S.M.M.U.S.D.) will be relocating the Australian Willow (Geijera parviflora) located in the street right-of-way adjacent to 2508 Virginia Avenue.   

Under the supervision of City of Santa Monica staff, the tree will be boxed and stored then relocated after the Edison School Streetscape Improvements Project is completed.  The relocation site will be in the same approximate area.

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

 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 


 February 2, 2012   

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing the following street trees from the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses:

  • 2223 25th Street & 2507 25th Street: Schinus terebinthefolius (Brazilian Pepper Tree)
  • 2501 25th Street & 2519 25th Street: Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor)

 The photos on the following page will show that these trees have reached the end of their useful life span and are in a declining condition or dead. Their condition has now deteriorated to the point that their structural stability has weakened. These trees will be removed 14 working days from the date of this notice.

 The replacement tree will be a Koelrueteria bipinnata (Chinese Flame Tree) planted during the spring 2012 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 

 

 Schinus terebinthefolius at 2253 25th Street   Schinus terebinthefolius at 2507 25th Street 
Schinus terebinthefolius at 2253 25th Street
 
Schinus terebinthefolius at 2507 25th Street
 
 Both trees are in a state of decline and show little sign of viability; their recovery is unlikely.
 
 Cinnamomum camphora at 2501 25th Street   Cinnamomum camphora at 2591 Street 
 Cinnamomum camphora at 2501 25th Street  Cinnamomum camphora at 2591 Street
 These trees are displaying symptoms of decline associated with a declining or stressed root system, usually associated with root pruning for hardscape repairs. Their structures are in poor condition and have suffered from limb failures that has left their canopies in an unbalanced state.
 

 


  February 2, 2012 
 

The Public Landscape Division of the Community and Cultural Services Department will be removing Schinus terebinthefolius (Brazilian Pepper Tree) from the street right-of-way adjacent to the following addresses:
 

1040 24th Street, 1044 24th Street & 2402 California Ave (24th St. side).

The photos on the following page will show that these trees have reached the end of their useful life span and are in a declining condition or dead. Their condition has now deteriorated to the point that their structural stability has weakened.These trees will be removed 14 working days from the date of this notice.
 

The replacement tree will be a Koelrueteria bipinnata (Chinese Flame Tree) planted during the spring 2012 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 

 

 

 Schinus terebinthefolius at 1040 24th Street   This tree has declined to the point where recovery is unlikely.
1040 24th Street  
   
 Schinus terebinthefolius at 1044 24th Street   This tree has declined to the point where recovery is unlikely.
1044 24th Street  
   
 Schinus terebinthefolius at 2402 California Ave   This tree has declined to the point where recovery is unlikely.
2402 California Ave (24th St. side)  







 

 

 

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