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May. 24, 2008 at 11:37am

31st Closed Near Proctor

A huge maple tree fell across 31st near Proctor this morning. The tree crush a nearby SUV but didn't damage anything else. The road is completely closed to traffic as its blocking the entire road and some. Appeared as though the maple's base was rotted out since no root ball was above ground. Wasn't much wind to speak of last night so the weight of new spring foliage is likely to blame.

A city worker in the scene said 31st will likely be closed until Tuesday since insurance is involved due to the crushed vehicle. He also mentioned crews probably wouldn't take care of it anyway because its a residential street.

Thanks to Sarah for use of her iPhone to blog this!

comments [10]  |  posted under street closed, Tacoma, traffic

Comments

by AP on 5/24/2008 @ 11:52am
I just saw that. Off to get my own pics. Everybody, keep your eyes peeled for Kevin's pictures later. It's pretty stunning when you see how big this tree is. I can't wait to see how big he hole in the ground is.

by tacomachickadee on 5/24/2008 @ 11:55am
So glad we've already cut down our big rotted maple ...

by AP on 5/24/2008 @ 1:08pm
tree meets car


by KevinFreitas on 5/24/2008 @ 4:29pm
Added a photo above. Yikes. The tree 'tis huge. Thanks for posting your shot AP! I've got a couple more I'll get up a bit later. Cheers!

by ensie on 5/24/2008 @ 10:38pm
Jesus. Memories of the December wind storm.

by fredo on 5/25/2008 @ 10:56am
Was this tree growing on private property or on the city right-of-way? The photos don't show.

by Angela on 5/25/2008 @ 12:53pm
The tree was growing in the parking strip between street and sidewalk.

by fredo on 5/25/2008 @ 12:58pm
Thanks Angela. I'm wondering how the car owner is feeling about Tacoma's "urban forest" movement?

by Heather on 5/29/2008 @ 10:15am
Trees before cars, bro

by fredo on 5/29/2008 @ 8:10pm
Heather@ "Healthy" trees before cars OK. Why defend rotten/dangerous trees? This is just another example of deferred maintenance by the city of Tacoma (in my opinion).

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