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Windsor Square Association Urges Consensus for Tree Removal and Replacement Plan for Larchmont Blvd.

Arborist photo showing the problems with the Ficus trees on Larchmont Blvd
Arborist photo showing the problems with the Ficus trees on Larchmont Blvd. (photo from Greg Monfette, Tree Case Management)

Last month, we reported on the Larchmont BID’s plan to remove and replace the Ficus trees on Larchmont Blvd.

This week the Windsor Square Association sent a letter to CD 4 Councilmember David Ryu asking him to prevent the City from issuing permits to remove any trees on Larchmont Blvd.

“Our association believes the City should not be hasty regarding any of these Ficus trees, so as to avoid irreparable harm that would come from removing them,” wrote Larry Guzin, President of the Windsor Square Association.  Guzin said his association was committed to working “expeditiously with the BID, the merchants, and others to develop a good, workable, consensus plan for going forward.”

“We have always said we want community consensus, ” said Heather Boylston, co-director of the Larchmont Business Improvement District (BID). “We are responding to concerns of pedestrian safety as well as continuing damage to plumbing from merchants on the street.”

Boylston, a long time resident, said the BID has always intended to work collaboratively with the community and that no one wants to do something the community doesn’t want. She added the BID is only proposing to remove three trees at this point before proceeding with a more comprehensive plan.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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