Are There Efforts to Keep L.A.’s Old Trees From Being Cut Down?

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Are there efforts to keep L.A.’s biggest, oldest trees from being cut down?

The Bureau of Street Services has a list of “Significant Street Trees” to conserve, and there’s a whole forest of arboreal delights—from the grove of Moreton Bay figs near Griffith Park to the palms on Highland to the coral trees on San Vicente—that the city has granted protection to, deeming them Historic-Cultural Monuments. The heavy hitter, though, is Ordinance 177404, which keeps countless native oak, walnut, sycamore, and bay laurel trees from becoming firewood.


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