Capital Tree Service utility arborist Marcus Muiser was called out to remove a fallen Garry oak branch outside the apartment building of Cloverdale and Savannah streets on Monday.
The massive branch failed on Monday morning, just missing powerlines.
Leslie Kallen lives in the building across the street from the tree and heard it crash.
“I thought a vehicle had driven into it,” Kallen said. “It’s lucky because a lot of cars drive by that [branch] to go to work.”
Muiser said the mature tree showed rot where the branch came down. It’s not uncommon for Garry oaks to fail in the dry of summer. The roots of this tree were likely stunted by the building it grew next to, which could have contributed to its failure, he said.
Because of the rot the entire tree will come down.