Sunday, October 2, 2016

Red Car Property: Sad Dawn

Photo: Gary Vlahakis, September 24, 2016.  When the Riverside Drive lot developers did brush clearance last week, they left 2 sprigs of leaves on what was once the most beautiful protected native Black Walnut Tree on the Red Car Property. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 17, 2016.  The California Black Walnut Tree was recovering from 5 years of drought, sprouting lots of new growth near its trunk, which is typical for walnut recovery.  

It wasn't until two years ago, around the time when the Riverside Drive lot devlopers cut down at least 15 protected native trees without permits, that this tree suddenly started dropping leaves and limbs.  

City of Los Angeles Protected Native Tree Ordinance