Vine Hill Way was blocked in both directions Sunday afternoon after a large tree fell in the 700 block of that street. Crews arrived at around 4:00 p.m. and spent the next three hours clearing the roadway. City crews used power equipment, including the chipper, to process the branches into mulch for future use and set aside the large tree rounds for the property owner to dispose of. The city does not charge the property owner in these situations, even though the tree fell from private property. There were no reports of injuries or damage in this incident. This was a valley oak that showed signs of rot at the base.
COURTESY OF MARK THOMSON