Large Eucalyptus in Harold Henry Park Fell in Recent Rains and Wind

A large stump is all that remains of a mature Eucalyptus tree that fell yesterday at Harold Henry Park in Windsor Village

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.

A crew led by Amanuel Balcha (far right), Gardener and Caretaker for the Department of Parks and Recreation, cleaned the beds this morning at Harold Henry Park

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.”

The large, mature Eucalyptus tree that fell in Harold Henry Park in Windsor Village (photo by Julie Stromberg)
The fallen Eucalyptus tree in Harold Henry Park in Windsor Village missed the monument of former City Council Member Harold Henry. (photo by Julie Stromberg)
The tree fell toward the park’s play structure, but no one was injured.(photo by Julie Stromberg)

 

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Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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