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Cultural Heritage Locations

The City of Los Angeles has recognized and designated several street tree locations as worthy of Historic-Cultural Monument status. The Urban Forestry Division shares the City's commitment to preserving these trees. All of the Department of Public Works tree policies apply to these areas as well as some that are specific to the monument locations.

The following special policies apply to all street tree locations designated as Historic-Cultural Monuments:

  • Except in the interest of public safety after inspection by a Division Certified Arborist, no Historic-Cultural Monument tree shall be removed without public posting, notification of intent provided to the Historic-Cultural Monument Commission, and a public hearing held before the Board of Public Works for review and determination of the proposed removal request.
  • No pruning permits shall be issued for Historic-Cultural Monument street trees.

Street trees designated as Historic-Cultural Monuments are:

  • Monument #19.0 - Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla) trees on National Boulevard between Clover Avenue and Tilden Avenue
  • Monument #24.0 - Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) (deceased) in median island on Louise Avenue 210' south of Ventura Boulevard
  • Monument #38.0 - Site of Founders Oak on Haverford Avenue
  • Monument #41.0 - Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodar) trees on White Oak Avenue between Devonshire Street and Ronald Reagan Freeway (118)
  • Monument #49.0 - Olive (Olea europea) trees on Lassen Street between Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Farralone Avenue
  • Monument #67.0 - Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodar) trees on Los Feliz Boulevard between Riverside Drive and Western Avenue
  • Monument #93.0 - California Pepper (Schinus molle) trees on Canoga Avenue between Ventura Boulevard and Saltillo Street
  • Monument #94.0 - Median island Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffianum) and Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) trees on Highland Avenue
  • Monument #148.0 - Coral (Erythrina caffra) trees on San Vicente Boulevard between Bringham Avenue and 26 th Street
  • Monument #293.0 - The Magnolia (Magnolia Grandiflora) tree on Magnolia Boulevard
  • Monument #343.0 - Avocado trees on the entire block of Avocado Street south of Los Feliz Boulevard
  • Monument #350.0 - Ibbetson House and Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla) trees between Addams Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue
  • Monument #465.0 - Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) trees on Bienvenida Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and dead end south of Sunset Boulevard
  • Monument #509.0 - Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) trees in the 1200 block of Lakme Avenue
  • Monument #858.0 - One Hundred Sycamore (Planatus racemosa) trees on North Sycamore Avenue
  • Monument #914.0 - Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) trees on Avalon Avenue between Lomita Boulevard and 1st Street
  • Monument #940.0 - Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla) trees on North Vermont Avenue between Los Feliz Boulevard and Aberdeen Avenue
  • Monument #945.0 - The Beverly Sycamore tree on North Sycamore Avenue
  • Monument #1066.0 - South Los Angeles Canary Island Pine Street trees on MLK Boulevard, Degnan and Leimert
  • Monument #1082.0 - Laurel Terrace Street Trees on Centura Street between Vantage and Rhodes Avenue


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