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Protect the Cantura Street Sycamore Trees

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Cantura Street is unique in Studio City for the stunning canopy of 105 London Plane Sycamores that line the street. They are a defining landmark and significant outstanding feature of the neighborhood. The Los Angeles Daily News has noted that these trees “give that neighborhood an identity that is sorely lacking elsewhere in our fair city.”

These mature trees were planted on the public parkways starting in the 1920s and reach as high as 100 feet.  They are an irreplaceable resource valued for the unique beauty they give to the street and for the protection they give from blazing summer temperatures.  Additionally, their uniform height and size has not only attracted a number of film companies, but has increased the value of the homes on the street. 

Right now, these trees are threatened by rampant development.  In the past few years, five of these healthy approx. 90 year old trees have already been destroyed by builders who do not value their importance as a neighborhood amenity. 

We are asking that the sycamore trees that line Cantura St. be permanently protected and that there be a permanent moratorium on cutting them down for construction.  Any new houses must be designed to preserve the existing trees.  We must stop trading trees for driveways!

We urge our Studio City and City of Los Angeles representatives to join the neighborhood in recognizing the significant aesthetic, environmental, and economic benefits to the community provided by these trees. 

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