A large, mature Eucalyptus tree in Harold Henry Park fell down yesterday as a result of what is being attributed to a combination of factors including saturated soil from the recent heavy rains, along with root decay due to the age of the tree, and strong winds.
Windsor Village resident Julie Stromberg has been keeping a close eye on the trees in the park, and posted the news on social media yesterday. She told the Buzz she had recently met with an LA City arborist, who told her the trees were healthy. Unfortunately, the saturated soil and strong winds from yesterday’s rain storm were too much for the large tree. But fortunately, no one was injured in the fall ,and city crews have already cleaned up the remains, leaving only a large stump.
Department of Parks and Recreation crews were out in the park this morning cleaning up the beds.
“The tree just died of old age,” said Amanuel Balcha, a gardener and caretaker for the LA City Department of Parks and Recreation. “There were no signs of disease in the roots, but the soil was so saturated, the tree fell over in the strong winds.”