Monday, June 25, 2007
Original Location: Haverford Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Antioch Street – map
This 300-year-old Coast Live Oak was cut down on August 15, 1975, a victim of, well, death. On removal day, the community of Pacific Palisades did what any arboristically-inclined Southern California community would – it held a wake, complete with wine, cheese, and live music.
Los Angeles designated the Quercus agrifolia a Historic-Cultural Monument because it was under/around this tree that folks gathered on January 14, 1922, to select Palisades lots for sale.
The photograph is from the city's Department of Planning website.
Up next: Lewis House