Winter is the time to plant in Southern California and with the recent rains there couldn’t be a better time to put a tree in that open space in your parkway. If you are missing a parkway tree you should have gotten an email from the Association asking your permission to plant a beautiful, healthy 15 gallon tree; paid for by your Association dues. If you got this email please respond right away so a tree can be planted soon. If you have an open space and didn’t get an email then contact the Association on our website and we’ll put you on the planting list.
Our beautiful, tree lined streets, provide the shady canopies of green that make Hancock Park a park. When Hancock Park was developed in the1920’s the builders planted a beautiful young forest of elms, sycamores and fir trees. Now, 100 years later, the trees are reaching the end of their lifespans. And, with the added pressures from repeated droughts, new insects and diseases have damaged and killed many of these trees. Thanks to our Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, our parkway trees are protected, and if one dies, we can replant. Remember, trees are important not only to maintain the look of our beautiful historic neighborhood and landscape, but are also a critical part of the natural infrastructure that preserves the lives of ourselves, our children, wildlife and the planet.
If you are the unfortunate victim of a crime please be sure and report the crime to the LAPD. The phone numbers can be found at the Wilshire Division website (http://www.lapdonline.org/wilshire_community_police_station),choose Report a Crime on the bottom right hand side or go directly to http://www.lapdonline.org/report_a_crime). Remember to keep you and your family safe by locking doors and windows, arming your alarm if you have one and if you think someone is on your property call 911.
Remember, Hancock Park is an HPOZ so be sure and check with our City Planner Suki Gershenhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org), before starting any major landscahing or planning changes to the exterior of your house . The HPOZ Preservation Plan, which regulates our HPOZ can be found at http://www.preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park There is also an online form you can fill out to help speed up the process (http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/initial.screening.checklist). Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System - http://anti-graffiti.lacity.org/welcome.cfm?CFID=1007&CFTOKEN=411CDB4F-0FC3-4EE1-89DE58DCCB435538 and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180.