DO NOT CUT DOWN the TREES on the East side Sepulveda Blvd, JUST FIX THE SIDEWALKS!
We must repair our neglected sidewalks and save our beautiful Ficus trees. Let’s not combine these two separate issues.
We can repair our sidewalks and save our trees. Street crews preserve our trees and repair our walkways by trimming protruding tree roots and installing meandering sidewalks in many places throughout Los Angeles City and County. Therefore, officials have no good reason to cut down our beautiful trees with the mistaken excuse of repairing our sidewalks.
On a hot day, would you want to walk on a repaired Sepulveda Blvd. sidewalk without the cooling shade canopy provided by our well established, mature Ficus trees? With the level of pollution and noxious fumes spewed from traffic on Sepulveda, would parents let school children walk on Sepulveda even when the sidewalks are fixed?
We need the trees for their beauty, their shade, their habitat for animals, insects and birds, and their vital role in preserving our air quality. Trees help retain vital moisture and cool our neighborhoods. They provide a “carbon offset” converting co2 to oxygen so essential to life. Trees also absorb toxic pollutants from cars. We living beings need all possible tools, especially our trees, to prevent further rising temperatures and the dire increases in levels of co2 in the atmosphere of our planet.
Please help prevent Caltrans from cutting down the trees on the East side of Sepulveda from Manchester Ave. to Howard Hughes Parkway. Caltrans is handling these sidewalk repairs as part of "Safe Routes for Schools." We need to demand a public meeting to stop the City from cutting down our trees and convince them just to fix the sidewalks.
Please call Mayor Eric Garcetti -- 213/978-0600
Please call Council Member Mike Bonin –310/568-8772
Thank you for your help.
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