Tree Appraisal Report for Development Permit

This tree assessment report and appraisal were required by the Municipal Code of the City of Southern California. The report follows the standard seven part format recommended by the International Society of Arboriculture. It incorporates specific requirements listed in the city guidelines as well as standard information about tree condition and location. It includes a tree protection plan.

The project is a warehouse expansion on Best Avenue in Southern, CA. In the area of construction and including a 20 foot buffer around the construction area, the report identified thirty-nine trees. All are recently planted landscape trees typical of the area.

Over half of the trees (20) are Canary Island pines and seven are red ironbark eucalyptus. Others include liquidambar, jacaranda, paperbark, edible fig and a bottle tree. All are small and none are vigorous. The eucalyptus has all been topped.

Of the thirty-nine trees eight are protected mature trees. The plans call for removal of five and the protection of three. The total appraised value of the protected trees to be removed in $10,830. Transplanting of trees was not feasible. Mitigation will be required and will be coordinated between the City, the owner and the owners’ landscape architect.

Tree Protection Plan for warehouse expansion

Tree Protection Plan for warehouse expansion
This table shows the information required by ordinance for each protected tree on this project.
Trunk formula Appraisal for Trees 29 and 31

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