Update on those Santa Monica Ficus trees

Santa Monica TreesaversLove 'em or hate em, the works of Santa Monica activists trying to block the city from moving ficus trees from 2nd and 4th Streets have been successful so far:

Protesters obtained a restraining order Friday to stop the destruction of a stand of ficus trees in downtown Santa Monica that the city had planned to remove starting Monday as part of an $8-million downtown development project.

Local activist Jerry Rubin got the order approved by a judge on behalf of Santa Monica Treesavers. The order prevents the city from removing 54 ficus trees on 4th and 2nd streets unless they pose a danger to the public. [LA Times]

Previously on LAist

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