Trees on Larchmont Boulevard

June 20th, 2018

Windsor Square Association

Larchmont Boulevard Ficus Tree Plan


No Larchmont Boulevard Ficus tree will be removed unless it is dead, diseased or dangerous; nor will be removed because of sidewalk damage, unless the adjacent sidewalk is first lifted or removed to allow root inspection and pruning, supervised by a certified arborist paid by the responsible party.

The responsible party will pay for removal of any such tree, grinding its stump and removing its roots from the underlying soil, supervised by a certified arborist.

The responsible party will pay for and forthwith replace any such tree with at least a 36” boxed size Saratoga Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis ‘Saratoga’) after sidewalk repair, if needed, paid for by the responsible party. 
Replacement trees shall be planted in the largest possible sidewalk cut outs and in soil approved by a certified arborist.

After planting, high-quality, uniform metal grates paid for by the responsible party will be installed to make the sidewalk more walkable.

The responsible party will be responsible for maintenance of any Ficus tree or replacement tree, including automated irrigation and/or hand-watering, fertilizing, staking, shaping and pruning pursuant to a protocol approved by a certified arborist.

Larchmont Playground Pilot Project

April 18th, 2018





Master List of Approved Trees for Parkways

February 28th, 2018

Our Canopy Committee has completed months of research and consultation with tree professionals to bring you this list of Approved Trees for Parkways.

Before removing an old tree on your parkway, you must first obtain a free permit from the city. Please remember, parkway trees are city property and may not be removed or replaced without permission. Permits will not be granted for healthy trees unless they are unsafe.

Great news! Once you have secured your permit contact the WSA Canopy Committee at to find out which variety has been designated for your block. WSA will provide FREE a 15 gallon specimen of of the approved tree as well as help with planting and guidance on care.

Some of the designated trees will remain the same because they have handled the recent stress reasonably well. Some favorites like the Sycamore and Magnolia will not longer be planted because they are either too thirsty or too susceptible to disease and insects. In their stead will be more drought tolerant trees.

In this file, the trees listed in green are the new approved trees.