Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Red Car Property: Spooky Mornings, Native Trees

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 12, 2015.  This fall has given us no shortage of dramatic sunrises.  Worth noting, both trees are protected native trees in the City of Los Angeles: on the left, Western Sycamore; right, California Black Walnut.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Four years of drought has been tough on even the native trees.  Before you cut down or remove protected native trees, even if you think they are they are dead, be aware you need a permit from the City of Los Angeles  Board of Public Works.  Native tree roots are extremely deep.  They help hold hillsides together in the rain, even if the tree has been cut down.  So leave the roots in the ground.  They often regenerate new growth from the trunk the following spring.  

Learn more: City of LA Department of Urban Forestry 

We're celebrating Halloween all week long in our own Red Car Neighborhood way.