The beautiful tree on this page is a healthy native Sycamore, approximately 70 years old. In March 2006 Lourdes learned the City of Los Angeles planned to destroy the tree in order to widen a short residential block. Lourdes contacted her City Councilman and presented a case as to why the tree should be saved.With the advice of Tree People she prepared a petition that was signed by many members of the community. Tree People also provided valuable information about a protective order for Sycamore trees.

Lourdes prevailed in her efforts to save the tree. She wishes to thank her City Councilman, the Field Deputy and her friends in the community for their support in the preservation of our environment.