TREE FALLS ON VFW HALL IN ALPINE

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By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Don Lumb

January 22, 2017 (Alpine) – A towering eucalyptus tree has toppled onto a patio roof at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Alpine.  The VRW center is located at 944 Tavern Road.  Don Lumb sent these photos; no other details are  immediately available.

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Eucalytpus

The trees should be prohibited, they're native to arid Australia and don't have a tap root.

More problems with eucalyptus trees:

The sap explodes if fire hits it; firefighters call them Roman candles. They're the worst trees to have near your owns, both from a fire safety standpoint and risk of toppling over.  They also get very tall, and if not pruned regularly, can become major hazards capable of crushing cars, homes, or people walking by.