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Windsor Square Canopy is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the original Windsor Square parkway tree planting design. While Los Angeles city codes no longer recognize certain species as appropriate parkway trees, the species now approved by the Bureau of Street Services for parkway plantings does respect the historic plantings. We hope that Windsor Square Canopy will add to your appreciation of these noteworthy species.

In the 1970s the Windsor Square Tree Committee organized a massive parkway planting of tulip trees along Third Street and South Larchmont. In the years since then no significant parkway tree plantings occurred until 1996 when the Windsor Square Tree Committee was reactivated to address the issues of neglect, dead or dying trees, and the injurious removal of parkway trees by homeowners, who, heedless or unaware of proper street tree designations, would often replace original trees with inappropriate species.

The Windsor Square Tree Committee was renamed Windsor Square Canopy, and in the years since 1996, all parkways fronting the eleven hundred residences of our neighborhood were comprehensively inventoried. Following this inventory, the Windsor Square Master Plan of Parkway Trees was created and hundreds of trees were planted in Canopy’s ongoing effort to restore the parkway forest of Windsor Square. Canopy is dedicated to the protection, care, and planting of parkway trees within Windsor Square.

Contact Canopy if you want by emailing canopy@windsorsquare.org.

The Parkway Tree Project

The Parkway Tree Planting Project is a joint venture between the Windsor Square Association and the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services (BSS). Canopy has worked efficiently and successfully with the Los Angeles City Bureau of Street Services Tree Division toward the common good of reforesting the parkways of Windsor Square. Saplings and installation have been provided in the past by The Windsor Square Association, the Hollywood Beautification Team (HBT), and currently by The Windsor Square Association.

Windsor Square Master Plan of Parkway Trees

The Windsor Square Master Plan of Parkway Trees is an official city document approved, recorded and certified by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services Tree Division on April 6, 2000. The Master Plan indicates the legally approved species that can be planted on a given block, and was founded on a detailed inventory of all existing parkway trees in Windsor Square undertaken in 1999 by Windsor Square Canopy and its dedicated volunteers. The Master Plan of Parkway Trees was endorsed by the Board of Directors of the Windsor Square Association on April 24, 2000.

The Larchmont Median

Two medians between Third Street and First Street on Larchmont Boulevard are landscaped with twenty-eight jacaranda trees in a project that was initiated by neighbors in 1998 and completed in 2002. The Windsor Square Association and the City of Los Angeles collaborated on the project. Funding was provided by generous donations from neighbors, local organizations and a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Much appreciated maintenance donations can be made by sending an email inquiry to canopy@windsorsquare.org.