Friends of Whittier Trees
United States of America

Save This Magnificent Giant from the Chainsaw!

This beautiful, huge, healthy ficus tree on College Ave. just north of Whittier Blvd. is in danger. The city has posted it for removal. Apparently it is troublesome for a developer who wants to put a sandwich shop nearby. Never mind that the graceful giant could shade a lovely outdoor dining area, or that the massive tree could differentiate and identify their shop.

The short-sighted choice was to call for a chainsaw crew. But thanks to our citizen-driven tree ordinance, we can appeal this removal, and we are. If you value our urban forest and this magnificent specimen, please join us and sign our petition!

We, the undersigned, do hereby petition the City of Whittier to retain the beautiful, healthy, landmark ficus tree that graces and shades College Avenue, just north of Whittier Boulevard [closest property address: 13805-13815 Whittier Blvd.].

This magnificent specimen is a focal point for the entire neighborhood and provides priceless benefits to those who live, work and travel in the area. Mature trees contribute tremendously to the unique and attractive character of our city.

The removal of this especially prominent example would be a loss for the entire community. We ask the city to preserve and protect this valued asset.

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The Save the College Ave. Ficus Tree petition to Friends of Whittier Trees was written by The Whittier Conservancy and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.

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