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Winds Take Down Three Eucalyptus in Balboa Park

A eucalyptus tree measuring at least 30 feet tall fell over at the Balboa Park Horseshoe Club on Wednesday, February 2. The tree’s roots were uprooted amid gusty Santa Ana winds. Nobody was hurt, but portions of the club's exterior were damaged, including a fence and a bench.

The tree was one of three Balboa Park eucalyptus lost to high winds on Wednesday. By the afternoon, crews had begun the process of removing the tree by sawing it into several pieces.

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A eucalyptus tree measuring at least 30 feet tall fell over at the Balboa Park Horseshoe Club on Wednesday, February 2. The tree’s roots were uprooted amid gusty Santa Ana winds. Nobody was hurt, but portions of the club's exterior were damaged, including a fence and a bench.

The tree was one of three Balboa Park eucalyptus lost to high winds on Wednesday. By the afternoon, crews had begun the process of removing the tree by sawing it into several pieces.

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I'd guess that the tree was far taller than 30 feet. Try around one hundred feet. A eucalyptus of that girth would be a mere thirty feet tall if it had been trimmed severely and repeatedly.

Feb. 3, 2011

The bigger they are, the more prone to falling they are. Ironically, the bigger they are, the more they are treasured by the public, who, unless it's they or their loved ones who are killed or injured, indignantly obstruct the park managers from preemptively removing trees with a high probability of coming down on our heads. This fact is evident by the high number of trees that fall in Balboa Park and all around town.

Feb. 5, 2011

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