Los Angeles isn't the only jurisdiction where the street trees devour the sidewalks. This was spotted the other day on 32nd Street near Ocean Park in Santa Monica. You might wonder which came first — the ficus or the parking meter — but that's one of the new electronic, credit-card accepting meters. So someone in the past couple of years installed the meter between the roots. Green thumb?
Earlier on LA Observed:
Proof that ficus trees are bad for the sidewalks
LA Observed photo by Judy Graeme