Hearst San Simeon SHM Italian Cypress Removal and Replacement project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Hearst San Simeon SHM Italian Cypress Removal and Replacement project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use

Document Description
Replace both pairs of cypress trees 33, 35, 36 and 37, that frame the north terrace of Hearst San Simeon SHM, as a result of a severe branch failure of historic oak number 32, which destroyed or damaged the adjacent Italian cypress trees. Work will: Using chainsaws and high lift, remove the remaining 3 cypress trees. Remove the root-balls, chip and compost. Install, anchors, and new irrigation system. Using a forklift, raise the mature replacement trees over the North entrance terrace wall. Install trees to maintain uniformity and symmetry and backfill.

Contact Information
Doug G. Barker
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Lead/Public Agency
750 Hearst Castle Rd
San Simeon, CA 93452

Phone : (805) 927-2119

John Fairweather
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Highway 1 and Hearst Castle Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Other Location Info
Hearst San Simeon State Historic Monument

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304, 15331
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of the routine maintenance of existing landscaping or minor alteration of existing topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing use, included as "landscape plant replacement" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4; the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, and the maintenance and repair of historical resources in a manner consistent with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995) Weeks and Grimmer.


Notice of Exemption
13233_NOE Hearst San Simeon SHM Italian Cypress Removal and Replacement_filed 01   PDF 71 K

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