The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works on Friday will again consider a recommendation to remove 18 trees in Westwood Village for the purpose of sidewalk repair and replacement.
During a meeting in October, board members urged the city's Bureau of Street Services Urban Forestry Division to take "one much closer look" at its recommendation to remove the trees.
The trees would be removed as part of a sidewalk improvement project proposed by the Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA).
A no-fee tree removal permit would grant the removal of 16 Indian laurel fig trees, one red flowering gum tree and one magnolia tree.
Seven trees are up for removal on Westwood Boulevard; three on Glendon Avenue; two on Kinross Avenue; two on Gayley Avenue; one on Le Conte Avenue; two on Lindbrook Drive; and one on Wilshire Boulevard. View a map of the tree locations attached to this article.
Some community groups have argued for tree-saving alternatives, pushing back on the proposed removal of most of the trees.
The Board of Public Works meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Edward R. Roybal BPW Session Room (room 350 City Hall), at 200 North Spring St. View the agenda here.
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