Death at wedding party

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    old scotty Junior Member


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    At Penn Park in Whittier...eucalyptus tree fell and killed a woman attending the wedding party. Back in the day I spent many an hour in that park with a girlfriend....nice cheap date
     
       
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    The very definition of '' When it is your time to go.....''

    Tragic and there is no other word.
     
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    Picture of very same tree, but when Scotty was at the park


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    Very tragic indeed. The report indicated that the victim was the mother to the bride.
     
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    Went by the park this morning on our way back from morning hike and the park is still closed. Saw them cutting trees up, not sure if was the one that fell or others they thought might be dangerous.
     
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    My sons bday party is held at that park... so sad
     
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    Also a mother was killed as an innocent bystander in a street racing incident on Colima


    Tragic weekend in Whittier
     
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    Yep, typical eucalyptus tree. Grow fast, weak, survive a few high winds, get heavy with rain, then break and crush whatever is built, parks or walks underneath.

    Rule 1: Never walk under those inferno trees after it rains or when it's windy.
     
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    They are also and invasive species of trees. They are all over NoCal
     
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    All over California.

    Let's blame Ellwood Cooper.

    On his ranch in Santa Barbara, in the 1870s, among many different types of produce trees (including olives, walnuts, and figs), he grew over 200 acres of eucalyptus. The eucalyptus forest he started lives on to this day at
    the Ellwood Bluffs.

    Cooper became a vocal advocate for the eucalyptus, emphasizing its unique, aesthetically pleasing appearance, as well as its useful qualities. He even wrote the first book in the
    U.S. on the trees.

    Eucalyptus became very appealing to foresters in the 1870s and 1880s as native hardwoods

    read more


    http://www.independent.com/news/2011/jan/15/how-eucalyptus-came-california/
     
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    I don't see the problem.
     
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    They were used in California agriculture as wind breaks between properties and fields.
     
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    I had a friend who owned a house in Palos Verdes Estates, where there are plenty of them. One in his yard fell right on the house, major damage.
     

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