12 readers tell us about their favorite trees in L.A.

12 readers tell us about their favorite trees in L.A.

Feb 07, 2024 by Los Angeles Times

Key Facts

  • — Roy Hembree, Sylmar 3 THE TREE WE CAN NO LONGER HUG “One half block south of Melrose Avenue, on Detroit Street, in front of the house my three brothers and I grew up in, there grows a Ficus religiosa.
  • — Blanca Uzeta O’Leary, Aspen, Colo. 6 THE TREE THAT A HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SAVED “This is a champion tree located at University High School Charter in the middle of Los Angeles.
  • I went to high school in the ’90s and little did I know that the community organized to protect the Kuruvungna Springs [where the tree is located] and save it from demolition.
  • I lived in Hawthorne and commuted 24 miles back and forth between my home and my high school and was proud to return as an alumna and nominate the tree for further protections of the sacred springs.

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