Tree Removals (scroll down for list)

Trees are not only beautiful: they are the leading soldiers in the fight against climate change, air pollution, and the urban heat island effect. By safeguarding our urban forest and restoring it as much as possible, we can take a significant amount of carbon and pollution that we’ve emitted into the atmosphere back out. Imagine the possibilities! But today, hundreds of trees are permitted for removal by our city, and our urban forest is rapidly shrinking.

To ensure transparency and inform the public, the NCSA Trees Committee is making public this Tree Removal Notification System of the City’s proposed tree removals. We hope that this report will capture attention, motivate action, and contribute to a successful conversation on climate and our urban forest.

The NCSA lists ALL proposed Tree Removals from the City's Urban Forestry Division (UFD) on this page so anyone can easily see tree removal notices THROUGHOUT the City, including the corresponding Council District. Neighborhood Council board members are also being notified by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) of proposed street tree removals in their area. If you are not receiving notices, please contact your DONE representative.

 

THE TIMEFRAME FOR OBJECTING IS SHORT SO DON'T DELAY!!!  

If there is no objection, permits for 1 or 2 trees may be approved and trees cut down as soon as 3 business days from the notification date.   An objection puts the removal on hold until resolved, so please act quickly.  UFD tells us there usually is more time, so raise your objection even if 3 days have gone by.  For more than 2 trees, the Board of Public Works holds hearings to review and approve. You can be notified of hearing dates through UFD's Tree Removal Notification System. You can provide public comment, or if your NC has objected, you will be allotted more time to speak.   Transmittal Files are posted as links on the BPW agendas, and requests for those files are not fulfilled until a few days before the hearing. Initiate any objections right away.

 

Help us protect mature trees. There are alternatives to tree removal!  To take action:

  • Reach out to your Neighborhood Council
  • Send a copy of your objection to your Councilmember field deputy via email with a copy to Urban Forestry Divisionuse this format: OBJECTION TO TREE REMOVAL
  • Reach out to your neighbor or the business removing the tree(s)
  • Request alternatives to removing trees for sidewalk-tree conflict repairs, such as root pruning or meandering sidewalks
  • Hire a CEQA Attorney, particularly useful in the case of protected trees. There are four classes of protected trees in the City of Los Angeles pursuant to Ordinance No. 177404: Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia), Southern California Black Walnut (Juglans californica var. californica), Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa), and California Bay (Umbellularia californica) 
  • If you need further help, email us at:  trees@ncsa.la 

 

UFD's PROPOSED TREE REMOVALS (listed by most recent notices, since August 2019)

 

Received 03-19-'20 CD 13 4850 Hollywood Blvd 2 trees for driveway, electrical box access  Photo

Received 03-14-'20 CD 11 6741 W 86th Pl  2 ficus for narrow sidewalk   - can't locate: may be removed already

Received 03-14-'20 CD 15 2062 E. 99th Place   2 protected sycamore trees for grading

Received 03-11-'20 CD 5 4947 Enfield Ave Tall liquidambar for sidewalk -- room to meander  Photo

Received 03-09-'20 CD 12 16201 San Fernando Rd  7 crape myrtle trees for street widening - REQUEST DENIED

Received 03-09-'20 CD 14 1155 S. Olive St.  4 trees - removing all trees for driveway, material staging and stormdrain Photo

Received 03-09-'20 CD 11 95 St, Isis Ave, Century Bl, 98th St. Avalon Bl - revised   58 trees for airport people mover

Received 03-04-'20 CD 1  1000 W Temple St 1 ficus for sidewalk and water meter  (13 trees previously requested for removal at this address)  Photo

Received 03-02-'20 CD 11 11971 W Darlington Ave corrected canopy tree for driveway Photo

Received 03-02-'20 CD 5 456 N Museum Dr 1 protected black walnut  Photo

Received 03-02-'20 CD 5 1328 Beverly Estate Dr 1 protected oak for grading 

Received 03-02-'20 CD 11 800 Brooktree Rd 1 protected oak in a woodland  Photo

Received 02-29-'20 CD 13 5620 De Longpre Ave 6 ficus and liquidambar trees for staging equipment 

Received 02-27-'20 CD 5 1056-1066 La Cienega 1 African fern pine

Received 02-27-'20 CD 5 2226 S. Malcom Ave tall palm tree for driveway  Photo

Received 02-27-'20 CD 4 14311 Ventura Boulevard 16 trees for street widening  Photo

Received 02-27-'20 CD 11 239 N West Channel Rd  protected sycamore tree to build addition - no replacement trees!

Received 02-26-'20 CD 5 5031 Alonzo Av  4 canary island pines Photo?

Received 02-19-'20 CD 3 4283 Ensenada Dr 3 protected oak trees for grading  Photo

Received 02-19-'20 CD 11 9519 Isis Ave - 9520 Aviation Blvd  2 carob trees for people mover

Received 02-19-'20 CD 4 14157 W Tiara St 2 large trees for driveway and streetlight - not replacing. Applied after building.  Photo

Received 02-13-'20 CD 13 5500 W. Sunset Bl Notification Sheet 8 trees for street widening - no trees on Sunset, may be around the corner on St. Andrews?

Received 02-11-'20 CD 10 1347 S. Termaine Ave beautiful canopy carob tree for driveway  Photo

Received 02-10-'20 CD 4 1111-1117 N. Kenmore 1 bottlebrush for driveway  Photo

Received 02-10-'20 CD 4 1946 N. Western Ave  Large eucalyptus to be replaced by small tree - sidewalk reconstruction  Photo

Received 02-05-'20 CD 13 6329-6355 N Clybourn Ave  2 trees

Received 02-05-'20 CD 2 5220 N. Satsuma Ave large tree for driveway Photo

Received 02-04-'20 CD 5 8617 W Cashio St large canopy jacaranda for a driveway Photo

Received 02-04-'20 CD 5 429 N. Hayworth Ave jacaranda for a driveway  Photo

Received 02-04-'20 CD 12 20900 Sesnon Bl 24 protected oak trees for development  

Received 02-04-'20 CD 11 6727 W. 86th Place for sidewalk replacement (tree appears to be removed and sidewalk done)

Received 01-30-'20 CD 10 1251 West Blvd ficus (appears not to be there)

Received 01-29-20 CD 11 163 Bowling Green Way huge tree for driveway  Photo

Received 01-27-'20 CD 11 15765 Sunset Blvd  2 protected oak trees for grading

Received 01-27-'20 CD 5 1095 Peck Dr large tree for new driveway  Photo

Received 01-27-'20 CD 11 6621 W. 86th Place ficus for sidewalk replacement (tree may be gone - can't find on Google Maps)

Received 01-27-'20 CD 5 10231 Woodbine St 2 large trees for sidewalk construction  Photo

Received 01-23-'20 CD 11 1002 El Medio Av oak tree for grading  Photo?

Received 01-23-20 CD 2 11425 Canton Dr 2 protected oak trees for retaining wall

Received 01-23-'20 CD 10 3456 W Olympic Bl  Palm tree for driveway - 2 private property palms likely to also be in way of driveway  Photo

Received 01-23-'20 CD 10 6066 W Alcott St  large pine tree for street repair  Photo

Received 01-23-'20 CD 11 523 and 527 E Venice Way 2 pine trees  Photo 523 Photo 527

Received 01-18-'20 CD 12 17525 N Kingsbury St. Sidewalk Repair Program Photo

Received 01-18-'20 CD 8 3110 W. 68th St large bottle tree for sidewalk repair  Photo

Received 01-15-'20 CD 2 4313 Ben Ave pear tree for driveway  Photo

Received 01-13-'20 CD 12 8304 N AMOND LANE 2 mulberry trees for sidewalk - could meander for 1 of them Photo

Received 01-09-'20  CD 5 10693 Chalon Road 1 protected oak on a lot full of trees that will likely also be removed. Photo

Received 01-11-'20 CD 11 604 S Gretna Green Wy magnolia for a driveway  Photo

Received 01-08-'20 CD 11 381 N. Las Casas Ave sapling for driveway Photo

Received 01-06-'20 CD3 23270 Gonzales Dr 2 protected coast live oaks - new home

Received 01-06-'20 CD 5 2017 Manning Ave very large carob tree for sidewalk repair  Photo

Received 01-02-'20 CD 3 22352-22422 W. Avenue San Luis 13 trees for street widening  Photo

Received 12-31-'19 CD 6 8175 Fair Ave 2 protected oak trees to reconstruct wetlands  Photo

Received 12-30-'19 CD 11 439 Via De La Paz Large mature magnolia for a driveway Photo

Received 12-30-'19 CD 13 1565 & 1573 W. Landa St  11 protected trees  Photo

Received 12-30-'19 CD 11 533 N. Swarthmore Photo

Received 12-26-'19 CD 5 1474 S OAKHURST DR tree 90% dry  Photo

Received 12-26-19 CD 11 7507 S Midfield Av large liquidambar with plenty of room to meander sidewalk  Photo

Received 12-26-'19 CD 11 7803-7897 Sepulveda 9 trees (6 additional ficus removals denied) Photo in the area

Received 12-23-'19  CD 24 463 S Lorena St huge ficus for sidewalk repair  Photo

Received 12-20-'19 830 Sarbonne Rd  protected oak required by LAFD to connect private drive to street

Received 12-20-'19 CD 9201 Mason Ave crape myrtle for driveway

Received 12-20-'19 CD 3 6724 Bovey Ave Photo

Received 12-20-'19 CD 3 21216 Velicata St for sidewalk and ramp  Photo

Received 12-20-'19 CD 11  1006 N. Hartzell St  huge silver dollar euc for driveway and sidewalk rebuild - why not bulb out?  Photo

Received 12-18-'19 CD 3  6360 Reseda Blvd 1 crape myrtle 1 sweetgum for street widening Photo of 1 (not in good shape)

Received 12-9-'19  CD 6  6727 N Woodley Ave 1 American sweetgum (liquidambar)  Photo

Received 12-9-'19 CD 4  4925 W Beverly Blvd 1 Mexican palm tree  - No tree on Google maps at this address

Received 12-9-'19 CD 4 1545 N Gardner St  2 large trees for sidewalk  Photo

Received 12-6-'19 CD 6 7129-7133 Forbes large tree for sidewalk - does not appear to have consecutive sidewalk plan  Photo

Received 12-4-'19  CD 14 6845 N Figueroa St protected tree surrounded by a lot of trees that likely will get cut  Photo

Received 12-3-'19 CD 12 19242 Los Alimos St large pine for sidewalk  Photo

Received 12-2-'19 CD 3 5826 Melvin Ave Large protected oak tree  Photo

Received 11-22-'19  CD 13 5405 Hermitage Ave 2 large trees for driveway and sidewalk  Photo

Received 11-22-'19 CD 4 1830 Blue Heights  1 protected tree 

Posted 11-19-'19 on BPW website, posting ID 958 CD2 12339-12347 Addison 6 pecan and ficus for streetscape improvement. Photo. No removal request sent out - sign up for hearing notification at this site:  https://bsspermits.lacity.org/treepostings/public/pending_postings.cfm

Posted 11-19-'19 on BPW website, posting ID 959 CD 12  16201 San Fernando Mission Blvd  9 trees for street widening.  No removal request sent out - sign up for hearing notification at this site:  https://bsspermits.lacity.org/treepostings/public/pending_postings.cfm

Posted 09-29-'19 on BPW website, posting ID 952 CD5 802 N Martel Ave.  3 London plane trees for street widening. PhotoNo tree removal request sent out - sign up for hearing notification at this site:  https://bsspermits.lacity.org/treepostings/public/pending_postings.cfm

Posted 11-04-'19 on BPW website, posting ID 905  CD 3 6109 De Soto Ave.  6 trees for street widening.  No tree removal request sent out - sign up for hearing notification at this site:  https://bsspermits.lacity.org/treepostings/public/pending_postings.cfm

Received 11-20-'19 CD 13 4148 Brunswick Ave Photo 1 Photo 2 (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19 CD 13 1158 N Sanborn Ave no photo of the eucalyptus (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19  CD13 1158 N Sanborn Ave Photo (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19 CD 13 1928 W Miramar St Photo (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19 CD 10 1975 Shenandoah St Photo (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19 CD 10 1974 Preuss Rd (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19  CD 4  1437 N Bates Av  Photo (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19 CD 4 1333 N Bates Av  Photo  (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19 CD 2 12052 W Hoffman St protected sycamore trees  Photo  (removal permitted at BPW hearing 11-22-'19)

Received 11-20-'19 CD 13 523 Shatto Pl  2 trees for driveway  Photo

Received 11-20-'19 CD 11 4207 S. Beethoven St  palm tree for driveway (looks like California palm misidentified as Mexican fan palm)  Photo

Received 11-18-'19 CD 1 668 S Coronado St 2 very large canopy trees for driveway  Photo

Received 11-18-'19 CD 2  5246 Cleon Ave large canopy tree for driveway  Photo

Received 11-18-'19  CD 6 14727 Plummer St  2 protected trees? for grading   Photo

Received 11-5-'19 CD5  829 N Croft Ave 2 large severely pruned trees Photo

Received 11-5-'19 CD 15 9543 S. Bandera Ave large tree for sidewalk replacement  Photo

Received 11-5-'19 CD 4 2217 and 2221 N Observatory Av  4 very large camphor trees for sidewalk repair rebate  Photo 2217  Photo 2221

Received 11-5-'19  CD 4 5031 N Auckland Av 1 tree sidewalk repair rebate  Photo

Received 11-5-'19  CD 13 559 N. Oxford Ave  palm tree for driveway  Photo

Received 11-4-'19 CD 1 1012 N Dexter St  2 large ash trees to be replaced by small ornamental trees for sidewalk repair rebate  Photo

Received 10-31-'19 CD 14 530 E. Cesar Chavez Ave 1 tree for sidewalk replacement and signal light

Received 10-15-'19 CD 14 6021 N Figueroa St  ficus for sidewalk repair  Photo  

Received 10-25-'19  CD 2  11437 W. Hatteras St  large healthy Chinese elm for street widening   Photo

Received 10-25-'19 CD 5 1827 Veteran Ave 1 jacaranda  Photo

Received 10-24-'19 CD 5 5031 Alonzo Av (revised notice)  4 big pine trees  Photo?

Received 10-24-'19 CD 14  1000 W. Temple St  33 ficus trees for material staging and street improvements  Photo

Received 10-24-'19 CD 5 11268 Montana Ave  eucalyptus for a driveway  Photo

Received 10-17-'19  CD 5  5031 Alonzo Av  4 big pine trees for a driveway  Photo?

Received 10-17-'19  CD 4  1529 Skylark lane  2 protected oak trees for grading   Photo

Received 10-16-'19  CD 1  3577 N Griffin Av  large tree for sidewalk repair  Photo

Received 10-15-'19 CD 9  2619 2623 2627 S Orchard Av  5 large trees on tree-lined street for sidewalk repair  2627 S Orchard Av photo  2619 S Orchard Av photo

Received 10-15-'19 CD 12 20900 Sesnon Bl  25 protected oak trees by developer  Photo

Received from NC  2919 06-18 4956 Stratford camphor tree for sidewalk repair  Photo

Received 2019 10-12 CD 10  5445 W Washington Blvd large ficus for emergency repair  Photo

Received 2019 10-10  CD 11  11357 W. Chenault St  leaning large tree for sidewalk repair Photo

Received 2019 10-07  CD 2  11676 Collins st.  coast live oak in new home footprint, is there space for the 4 replacement trees?  Photo

Received from NC 2019 06-18  CD 14 6718 N Figueroa St - oak tree for sidewalk repair,  could bump out?   Photo

Received 2019 10-02  CD 14  1240-1260 S Figueroa  3 palm trees for street widening  Photo

Received 2019 10-01  CD 11  2110 S. Barry Ave  2 very large canopy trees for driveway  Photo

Received 2019 10-01  CD 11  834 N. Fiske St  small tree for driveway

Received 2019 09-29  CD 5 15819 High Knoll Rd 2 protected oak trees  

Received 2019 09-25  CD 14  361 S. Spring St  large tree for modular unit construction   Photo

Received 2019 09-24  CD 14 1139 and 1141 N Cornwell St  very large ficus and 2 smaller trees for sidewalk repair 1141 photo  1139 photo

Received 2019 09-24  CD 14  2220 W Las Colinas Av  large shade tree for sidewalk repair  photo

Received 2019 09-24  CD 14  5117 and 5161 N Ellenwood Dr  large carob and large Chinese Elm for sidewalk repair  Photo 5117   Photo 5161

Received 2019 09-19  CD 6  14612 Calvert St  Date palm  for driveway  Photo

Received 2019 09-18  CD 5  10502 S. Weigand Av  Pine tree for sidewalk repair to be replaced by bottle brush trees 

Received 2019 09-18  CD 11  5462 W. 76th St  Large tree for drainage  Photo

Received 2019 09-18  CD 4  2070 N. Outpost Dr.  Sidewalk replacement  Carob tree to be replaced by small tree

Received 2019 09-15  CD 8  3883 S Van Ness Av  Photo  Huge magnolia for street drainage  Photo

Received 2019 09-15  CD 8 3871 S Van Ness Av  large tree for drainage problem   Photo

Received 2019 09-10  CD14  2101 E. 4th St  Mexican fan palm for a pipe installation  Photo

Received 2019 09-04  CD 4  817 S. Longwood Ave  large tree for sidewalk repair  Photo

Received 2019 09-03 CD 3 19056 W. Schoolcraft St  large ficus for a driveway  Photo

Received 2019 09-03 CD 4  14120 W MARGATE ST large tree for sidewalk repair (does not appear severely lifted, could meander) Photo

Received 2019 09-03 CD 2  12000 W Weddington St large elm for sidewalk repair  Photo

Received 2019 09-03  CD 5 10739 Esther Ave large ficus for a driveway, but tree is not in direct line of driveway  Photo

Received 2019 09-03 CD 5 1477 Malcolm Av Photo1 Photo 2

Received 2019 08-27 CD 14  520 Mateo St   24 trees for equipment staging  Photo

Received 2019 08-27  CD 1  1000 W Temple St  13 ficus trees for equipment staging   Photo

Received 2019 08-22 CD 5  330 N Fairfax  1 Mexican fan palm for driveway (from a row)   Photo

Received 2019 08-22  CD 4  3267 Craig Dr  2 protected oak trees to grade to build house

Received 2019 08-22 CD 7  14614 W. San Fernando Mission Blvd  palm tree for a driveway  Photo 

Received 2019 08-22 CD 9  226 E. 25TH St  Very large canopy tree (one of only 2 in the area) for sidewalk repair    Photo 1   Photo 2  Photo 3

Received 2019 08-22 CD 11 267 S Beloit Ave  Large canopy tree for driveway and curb   Photo

Received 2019 08-19  CD 5  112 S La Jolla Ave   Large tree for driveway    Photo

Received 2019 08-14  CD 1    1901 W Venice Bl

Received 2019 08-13  CD 14  6417 N Figueroa  Large canopy tree for driveway    Photo

Received 2019 08-13  CD 14  5380 E Ithaca Av  For sidewalk that appears flat and undamaged     Photo

Received 2019 08-13  CD 5     800 N Orlando  For sidewalk repair rebate -- sidewalk appears flat    Photo

Received 2019 08-13  CD 4     4860 and 4922 N Hazeltine -  liquidambar trees for sidewalk repair    Photo

 

 

Notices for January 1, 2018 - August 12, 2019 are listed by Neighborhood Council name at the links below

 

  1. Arleta
  2. Arroyo Seco
  3. Atwater Village
  4. Bel Air-Beverly Crest
  5. Boyle Heights
  6. Brentwood
  7. CANNDU
  8. Canoga Park
  9. Central Alameda
  10. Central Hollywood
  11. Central San Pedro
  12. Chatsworth
  13. Coastal San Pedro
  14. Del Rey
  15. Downtown Los Angeles
  16. Eagle Rock
  17. East Hollywood
  18. Echo Park
  19. Elysian Valley Riverside
  20. Empowerment Congress Central
  21. Empowerment Congress North
  22. Empowerment Congress Southeast
  23. Empowerment Congress Southwest
  24. Empowerment Congress West
  25. Encino
  26. Foothill Trails District
  27. Glassell Park
  28. Granada Hills North
  29. Granada Hills South
  30. Greater Cypress Park
  31. Greater Toluca Lake
  32. Greater Valley Glen
  33. Greater Wilshire
  34. Harbor City
  35. Harbor Gateway North
  36. Harbor Gateway South
  37. Hermon
  38. Historic Cultural
  39. Historic Highland Park
  40. Hollywood Hills West
  41. Hollywood Studio District
  42. Hollywood United
  43. LA-32
  44. Lake Balboa
  45. Lincoln Heights
  46. Los Feliz
  47. MacArthur Park
  48. Mar Vista
  49. Mid City
  50. Mid City West
  51. Mission Hills
  52. NoHo
  53. North Hills East
  54. North Hills West
  55. North Hollywood North East
  56. North Hollywood West
  57. Northridge East
  58. Northridge South
  59. Northridge West
  60. Northwest San Pedro
  61. Olympic Park
  62. Pacific Palisades
  63. Pacoima
  64. Palms
  65. Panorama City
  66. Park Mesa Heights
  67. P.I.C.O.
  68. Pico Union
  69. Porter Ranch
  70. Rampart Village
  71. Reseda
  72. Sherman Oaks
  73. Silver Lake
  74. South Central
  75. South Robertson
  76. Studio City
  77. Sun Valley Area
  78. Sunland-Tujunga
  79. Sylmar
  80. Tarzana
  81. United Neighborhoods
  82. Valley Village
  83. Van Nuys
  84. Venice
  85. Voices of 90037
  86. Watts
  87. West Adams
  88. Westchester/Playa
  89. West Hills
  90. West Los Angeles
  91. Westlake North
  92. Westlake South
  93. Westside
  94. Westwood
  95. Wilmington
  96. Wilshire Center Koreatown
  97. Winnetka
  98. Woodland Hills Warner Center
  99. Zapata-King

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  • Shelley Billik
  • Hugh Kenny
    Good work! I am sending it to my Facebook places, liberated from it’s ensconcement in the EmpowerLA newsletter where it gets a little buried. I’ll announce at the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council and the Green Commitee too. You should be proud!