Farewell to Beloved Oak Tree at the Library
Jan, 13 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
A SAD EVENT: ON JANUARY 13, AT 9:00AM,
A FAREWELL TO OUR LIBRARY’S BELOVED OAK.
Unfortunately, our beautiful tree has died. The library and the city have been trying to save it for almost five years, but were not able to. So on Monday January 13, the city will begin the process of removing it, as dead trees are hazardous. There will be a short ceremony to commemorate the tree.
Here is a message from the library:
As patrons of the Sunland-Tujunga Library, we know you share our affection for the Coast Live Oak Tree outside our branch. The tree has been a fixture of our community for many years, and when we realized it was suffering, we hoped we could do something to save it.
We hired a certified arborist to evaluate the tree and make recommendations for how to proceed. Unfortunately, the assessment indicated that we will need to remove the tree because of its severe structural decline.
As always, public health and safety are our priority, so the tree removal is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.
On Monday, January 13 at 9 a.m. the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library and the local community will celebrate the life of the tree and give it a fond farewell.
While we will miss our beloved Coast Live Oak Tree, we will replace it with three beautiful, new Box Coast Live Oak Trees that we know you will come to know and love as well. We look forward to the new trees becoming a community landmark and delighting future generations of Sunland-Tujunga neighbors.