The City of Los Angeles gives Historic Cultural Monument status to historic buildings, neighborhoods, housing developments, landscapes and trees that are unique and distinctive to the City’s history and character. The Bureau of Street Services Division of Urban Forestry is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of several street tree locations that are awarded this special status. The designated trees include, among others, the cedars on White Oak Avenue and the palms on Vermont Street, which were planted in preparation for the 1932 Olympic Games. One of the more interesting sites is the remains of an enormous Coast Live Oak tree on Louise Avenue in Encino. The tree, estimated to be approximately 1,000 years old, was the largest in the public right of way, and a special median island was built around it to keep it from being cut when the road was constructed. In the 70s, the tree began to show signs of oak wood fungus, an arboreal disease. Over the next twenty years, the city took measures to preserve the tree. In 1996, during a particularly rainy winter, the tree failed. Due to its status as a Historic Cultural Monument, the island was maintained and replanted with several Coast Live Oaks and California Sycamores. There is currently a plaque and cutting from the trunk commemorating the original tree, a beloved former landmark of Encino.