We have exciting news! The funds have been raised and the work scheduled for the trimming of our beautiful Deodar trees on Los Feliz Boulevard. These trees have not been trimmed for fifteen years due to the City’s budgetary constraints, and the work is long overdue. Trimming begins on Monday, April 13th.
Prior to an agreement with City Councilman Tom La Bonge’s office and LA Urban Forestry, LFIA’s beautification committee hired an ISA certified arborist to evaluate and tag the Deodars and other trees that line the Boulevard, over 300 in all.
There are several Deodars that will require removal, as identified by the arborist. The LFIA will replace these trees as we have for decades, however, planting time is in the winter for such coniferous trees.
The work will be done by a city-managed and approved firm, and the law requires that trees be trimmed 14 feet above the roadway, and 9 feet above the sidewalk, for fire, trash and emergency vehicles to pass below safely.
We are fortunate to have the same supervisor guiding this trimming work as the last time; he understands the appreciation that Los Feliz residents enjoy for the natural look and form of these special trees.
After the trimming, boulevard residents will receive the arborist’s suggested care of these trees going forward; our community will need to take into consideration the record drought and the state’s new rules.
Here’s what you can expect:
The trimming will commence on Monday, April 13th at 9am and finish by 3pm each day, M-F only.
It will take approximately 3 weeks. There will be lanes closures, however, the crew will work on one side of the boulevard at a time and continue progressively tree to tree from Riverside Drive to Western, then back along the opposite side. Please consider alternative routes while this work is actively in progress.
Thank you for your support!