Trees

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 http://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org. (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.

Trees may be cut down within 30 days of the notification date if there is no objection. 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 neighbor or the business removing the tree(s)
  • reaching out to your neighborhood council
  • reaching out to your city councilmember and elected officials
  • forming a neighborhood tree-watch group
  • 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) 

 

Neighborhood Councils

Removals added Oct 20 to the following Neighborhood Council sites:  Pacific Palisades, Chatsworth

Removals added Oct 19 to: Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood NE, Mid-City West, Downtown

Removals added mid-October to: Venice, West LA, South Robertson, North Hills West, LA-32, Greater Wilshire

Removals added early October to: Westchester/Playa, Hollywood Studio, Mar Vista, Van Nuys, Venice, Granada Hills South, South Robertson

Removals added mid-September to:  Pacific Palisades, Lincoln Heights, Mar Vista, Westwood, Encino, Mid-City West, Hollywood Hills West, Empowerment Congress West, LA 32, Downtown LA, East Hollywood, Boyle Heights, Greater Toluca Lake, P.I.C.O., Westside, Pico Union, Woodland Hills-Warner Center, Rampart Village, Silver Lake, Westchester-Playa, Arleta, Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Greater Wilshire, Panorama City

Removals added early September to: Park Mesa Heights, Westside, Woodland Hills-Warner Center, United Neighborhoods, Rampart, Reseda, LA 32, Mid-City West, Foothill Trails

  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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  • 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!