Tree Removal Notification System

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 thrown up in 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.

Tree removals for the City of Los Angeles are listed alphabetically by neighborhood council below, beginning with notices issued after January 1, 2018.  Click on the name of your neighborhood council (or community council that is not part of the city's formal neighborhood council system) below to see the addresses of proposed tree removals approved by the Urban Forestry Division. If you do not know your neighborhood council, you can find it online at (Click on the link and enter a street address. The name of the neighborhood council for that address shows up in the lower right.)

The first numbers in these tree removal listings indicate the date of the notice (year, month, day), followed by the address where the tree or trees are located. Click on the listing to see the full notification sheet.

THE TIMEFRAME FOR OBJECTING IS SHORT SO DON'T DELAY!!! For 1 or 2 trees removals may be approved and trees cut down as soon as 3 days of the notification date if there is no objection.  We are trying to get a longer period to respond.  There are Board of Public Works hearings to grant permission to remove more than 2 trees, but initiate any objections right away.  Requests for transmittal files are not fulfilled until a few days before the hearing.

New tree removal notifications can come out daily. Check often!

We invite you to use this report to act to save trees. And there are alternatives to tree removal!  Actions might include:

  • reaching out to your neighborhood council - the board members get these removal requests!
  • reaching out to your city councilmember or field deputy
  • sending a copy of your objection via email to Urban Forestry Divisionuse this format: OBJECTION TO TREE REMOVAL
  • reaching out to your neighbor or the business removing the tree(s)
  • requesting alternatives to removing trees for sidewalk-tree conflict repairs, such as root pruning or meandering sidewalks
  • hiring 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: 


ALL Neighborhood Councils areas listed below -


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Removal added June 16 to the following Neighborhood Council sites: Empowerment Congress Central, Westwood, Eagle Rock 

Removal added June 9 to: Westwood, Sunland Tunjunga, Silver Lake, Sherman Oaks, Mid-City West, Westchester Playa, Pacific Palisades, Wilmington

We discovered proposed tree removals on a UFD removal website that have no removal request PDFs released, and these were added June 5 to the following Neighborhood Council sites:  Mid City West, Empowerment Congress SE, Granada Hills, NoHo, Sherman Oaks, P.I.C.O., Downtown, Rampart Village, Coastal San Pedro, Voices of 90037, Woodland Hills-Warner Center, Canoga Park, Pacoima, Westchester Playa

Removal added June 2 to: Greater Cypress Park

Removals added May 25 to: NoHo, West Los Angeles

Removals added May 23 to: Central Hollywood, Chatsworth, Venice, Brentwood, Coastal San Pedro,

Northwest San Pedro, Northridge East

Removals added May 15 to: Studio City, Pacific Palisades

Removals added May 11 to: West Lake North, Arleta

Removals added May 10 to: Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Arleta

Removals added May 8 to: Empowerment Congress North, Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Boyle Heights, Woodland Hills-Warner Center

Removals added May 5 to: Empowerment Congress North, Westwood

Removals added April 27-30 to: Boyle Heights, Studio City, Coastal San Pedro, Empowerment Congress Southeast,  Bel Air-Beverly Crest,

Removals added April 22 to: Mid-City West, Echo Park

Removals added April 17 to: Zapata King, MacArthur Park, Mid-City, NoHo

Removals added April 16 to: Westwood, Empowerment Congress North, Empowerment Congress Central, Bel-Air Beverly Crest, Pacific Palisades

Removals added April 12,13 to: Arleta, Mar Vista, Hollywood Hills West, Watts, Studio City

Removals added April 6 to: Central Hollywood

Removals added April 4 to: Hollywood Hills West, Echo Park, Westside, Empowerment Congress North, South Robertson, Hermon

Removals added March 31 to: Reseda, West Hills, NoHo, Eagle Rock, Westside, Harbor Gateway South, Mid-City West, Empowerment Congress SW, Empowerment Congress SE, Pacific Palisades

Removals added March 28 to: Bel-Air Beverly Crest, Harbor Gateway South, NoHo, Empowerment Congresss Central, Westchester-Playa, NW San Pedro

Removals added March 23 to: Downtown LA

Removals added March 16 to: Westwood

Removals added March 13 to: Sun Valley Area, Westwood

Removals added March 10 to: Valley Village, Westchester-Playa, Empowerment Congress Central, Harbor Gateway North, Park Mesa Heights

Removals added March 9 to: Hollywood Hills West, Bel-Air Beverly Crest 

Removals added March 1 to:  P.I.C.O., Rampart Village, Valley Village, Greater Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Pacific Palisades

  1. Arleta
  2. Arroyo Seco
  3. Atwater Village
  4. Bel Air-Beverly Crest
  5. Boyle Heights
  6. Brentwood
  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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  • 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!