Silver Lake oak trees get hacked

Oct 5, 2012

Photo by Andrew Sears

There is not much left of a small cluster of gnarled Coast Like Oaks that clung to a steep Silver Lake hill above the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Bancroft Avenue.   Diane Edwardson of the Corralitas Red Car Property blog reports crews started cutting away at the trees on Wednesday, leaving behind stumps and a mangled looking tree. “The Coast Live Oak [pictured] has been holding up the slope above Glendale Blvd for decades,” said Edwardson in a blog post. “I think I’ve even seen it in photos from the 1930s.”

Coast Live Oak trees are protected under city ordinance, and property owners need permission before cutting them down.  Edwardson said she is checking with the city to see if the necessary tree removal permits were granted.   Click here for more details and photos.

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