Days after the city OK'd the Westwood Village Improvement Association's request to remove 18 trees in the area, the Westwood Community Council urged the preservation of as many trees as possible.
The council last week passed a resolution to support the preservation of mature Westwood Village trees and called on the Westwood Business Improvement District, managed by the WVIA, to save as many trees as possible as it embarks on a sidewalk repair and replacement project.
"It is a big issue in the community that we are going to lose the aesthetic value of our Village," said Sandy Brown, president of the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association.
A permit granted by the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works will allow the removal of 16 Indian laurel fig trees, one red flowering gum tree and one magnolia tree.
Seven trees will be removed 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.
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