Study results in Boulevard ficus tree recommendations

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

FICUS TREES are popular on the Blvd. but problematic.

Trees, trees, trees. That subject was a big part of this year’s annual “Town Hall” meeting of the Windsor Square Association (WSA). Held at The Ebell on Nov. 16, about 50 residents and others heard an update on the association’s activities during the year.

This year’s primary agenda item was the presentation of the WSA’s conclusions about the trees on Larchmont Boulevard. As stated in the preamble to a one-page statement distributed at the meeting, “No Larchmont Boulevard ficus tree should be removed unless it is dead, diseased or dangerous.”

“Your Next Front Yard”

Councilmember David Ryu was present to discuss some of his own accomplishments during the past year and to answer questions from the residents. He specifically complimented the neighborhood for its regularly taking the initiative to improve local quality-of-life, and he singled out the Hancock Park Garden Club’s publication, “Your Next Front Yard,” which he received at the event, as did all in attendance.

Seeking tree consensus

Immediately following the meeting, association president Larry Guzin shared the WSA’s position on the Larchmont ficus trees, by email, with the councilmember’s and other city staff as well as with leaders of the Larchmont Boulevard Association, the Larchmont Village Business Improvement District and the nearby Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association. See:

Squeaky Wheel

The grand finale of the meeting included presentation of the 2017 Squeaky Wheel Award.

Keeping with the tree theme, this year’s award went to Lorraine Blvd. resident Jason Greenman for his initiative in documenting problems caused by Windsor Square tree removals. He was commended as a “Diligent Advocate for the Tree Canopy of Windsor Square.”

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