Newly planted tree/twig at Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.
The cutting down in late February of a pair of giant ficus trees that shaded an Echo Park bus stop drew a lot of complaints from residents and tree lovers. In response to the ficus fracas, the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti stepped in and arranged to have new street trees planted at Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard to replace those that were cut down by the city’s Bureau of Street Services, which cut down the approximately 40-foot high trees to build a new sidewalk. This past weekend , two new trees were planted at the corner. But don’t go looking for large trees.
In fact, it’s easy to miss the newly planted tree since their trunks are barely wider than a finger. It’s not clear what type of trees these are or who even planted them. But any bus riders seeking relief from the shade should be prepared to bring an umbrella for at least a couple of years to come.