Friday, October 25, 2013

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: Who Or What Is Killing Oak Trees At Cultural Historic Landmark, Paul Landacre Cabin?

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 13, 2013.  The Coast Live Oaks were protected from developers by not only the City's Protected Native Tree Ordinance 177404, but also by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Landmark Status for the Paul Landacre Cabin & Grounds, landmark #839 (which specified landscape & oak tree protections).  

Something or someone has killed off at least 7 Coast Live Oaks adjacent to the controversial 16-lot subdivision in the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract.  Yet, all the other Coast Live Oaks on the hill that did not fall victim to the 4-acre deforestation are seemingly healthy.  So it's not just the drought killing them.  Two years ago, the trees were in good shape & seemingly healthy.  Hmmm.  We'll be digging through the archives for older photos.