Volume 8, Issue 24  |  March 24, 2023Subscribe

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Timber tree blocking roadway SNN 3.17 photo 1

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Courtesy of City of Newport Beach

Timber tree crushing car photo 2

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Photo by Patsy Metcalf

Timber vehicle with major damage photo 3 SNN 3.17

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Photo by Ron Yeo

Early Wednesday morning (March 15) around 5 a.m., Newport Beach city crews responded to a mature Red-Flowering Gum tree that experienced a whole tree failure in the 300 block of Jasmine Ave. Three vehicles were damaged, including one that was totaled. Property damages were limited to the parkway irrigation, landscape and the sidewalk. Fortunately, no injuries occurred. The tree was removed, including the massive stump, and the street was reopened.

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