Proof that ficus trees are bad for the sidewalks


The city of Los Angeles used to plant ficus trees, or laurel figs, in the parkway between the sidewalk and the curb. Now everybody realizes that was a mistake, though City Hall keeps talking about making the current property owner liable for injuries and the cost of sidewalk repairs.

Judy Graeme noticed an especially bad sidewalk rupture on Prosser Avenue, just below Pico in Rancho Park.


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