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Friday, October 31 2014 @ 08:39 PM PDT
   

Protect our L.A. Trees! Report this crime.

According to Ordinance No. 177404 it states that it is "Illegal" to cut down our native trees.

"PROTECTED TREE" means any of the following Southern California native
tree species which measures four inches or more in cumulative diameter, four and
one-half feet above the ground level at the base of the tree: ...


1. Oak tree including Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) and California Live
Oak (Quercus agrifolía), or any other tree of the oak genus indigenous to
California but excluding the Scrub Oak (Quercus dumosa).

2. Southern California Black Walnut (Juglans californica var. californica)

3. Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)

4. California Bay ( Umbellularia californica)

This definition shall not include any tree grown or held for sale by a licensed
nursery, or trees planted or grown as a part of a tree planting program.

No protected tree may be relocated or removed except as provided in this article or Article 6 of Chapter iV of this Code. The term "removed" or "removal" shall include any act that will cause a protected tree to die, including but not limited to acts that inflict damage upon the root system or other parts of the tree by fire, application of toxic substances, operation of equipment or machinery, or by changing the natural grade of land by excavation or filing the drip line area around the trunk.

If you notice/d anyone violating this crime please call (213) 485-5675 and report it.

Thank you for making a difference!
Green-LA

Download the pdf ordinance
http://clkrep.lacity.org/councilfiles/03-1459-s1_ord_177404.pdf