Archive for June, 2011

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Taking Care of Your Parkway Trees – Especially the New Ones!

 Summer is here and taking care of Hancock Park’s urban forest, especially our parkway trees, is an important part of the gardening “to-do” list.  For new trees, consistent watering is especially critical to the new tree’s health.  If you have a new tree, be sure and water 3 times a week, by filling the earthen basin surrounding the tree.  Also, keep the perimeter around the tree’s trunk free of grass and other groundcover as the watering needs of trees and grasses are very different.  For established parkway trees deep water twice or three times a month.

 On Friday, June 3rd, the John Burroughs Middle School Beautification Project was celebrated.  The festivities included the dedication of the bench provided by the Association in honor of the years of service to the community given by long-time resident and Board Member Marguerite ‘Chickie’ Byrne.  Many thanks go to JB principle Steve Martinez , Vice-Principle Helena Yoon, Hancock Park resident Joanne Mederos, former Council field deputy, Nikki Ezhari, landscaper Carlos Antillon and the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society for leading, implementing and funding this important project.  Visit website for details and drive by and take a look!

 Don’t forget to check the Hancock Park Preservation Plan ( or ) and contact City Planner Matthew Glesne (213-978-1216 or ) before planning any changes to the street visible exterior of your house.   If you are the unfortunate victim of a crime or fraud contact the Wilshire Division LAPD station at 213-473-0476 or website: You can also contact Hancock Park’s Senior Lead Officer, Dave Cordova (213-793-0650; Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System –   and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180 For questions regarding filming, contact Filming Committee Members, Ruth Marmelzat or

Cami Taylor. Ruth can be reached at 323-934-0138 and Cami at 323-692-1414 (Home) and 310-659-6220 (office).