Large Tree Cut Down or Fell in Collier Park

by on May 11, 2015 · 3 comments

in Environment, Ocean Beach

OB Collier Park Tree fell 5-8-15 ashleyLThis large tree was cut down or chopped up after it fell.

It was living in Collier Park for decades until this past weekend.

If we find out any more information about what happened, we’ll let you know.

IN the meantime, we’re never happy when a large life form crashes to earth in our little acre of paradise.

Ashley Lewis took the shot.

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Geoff Page May 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

I agree that it was very sad to see this giant old tree down like that. But, I took a pretty close look at it as I live down the street and go to the park almost daily. I’m certain that it fell, the cut was part of the clean up effort. The roots looked diseased, I’m guessing it was just time for this old tree to go. The recent storm was probably provided just enough push to send it down. I wish they would leave it there, the kids were loving it and climbing all over the thing. Too bad…


Tom 2 May 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

From the photo it’s a tip-up, so the tree fell before it was cut. While I (professionally) like “coarse woody debris”, aside from the attractive nuisance liability for kids getting injured, that’s way too much fire fuel to have at ground level in an urban area, especially during this drought.

A lot of the larger older Eucalypts across San Diego are going to meet this fate in the next decade or 2. Many of the very tall palms in OB are also reaching their maximum ages & heights. Its predictable & knowable, but we certainly aren’t going to plan for it, as that would point to a need to spend $$, and just increase our liability when they fall.


OB Mercy May 11, 2015 at 4:17 pm

I was at a gathering in the park on Saturday. One of the group said they saw someone just kick it over that morning. Obviously, it had to be pretty diseased for that to happen. I got a good picture of it too.


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