City contractors removed a fallen tree limb from the 200 block of Orchid Avenue Monday morning and soon will remove the rest of the tree, a city official has confirmed.
“The rest of the tree will be removed as well because the limb failure compromised the tree and possible evidence of internal rot,” said Tara Finnigan, a city spokeswoman, in an email. The work is being performed by West Coast Arborists, the city’s contractor, she said.
“Next, the City’s arborist will inspect the rest of the Carob trees in that neighborhood over the next several days to determine if there are any problems with the remaining Carob trees,” Finnigan’s email said. “Our arborist performs routine tree inspections throughout the city.”
The contractor sends reports to the city’s municipal operations director when trees are trimmed, and municipal operations staff will review existing information, Finnigan said, including looking for health issues regarding the trees, as well as information from arborist inspections this week.
The tree fell about 9 p.m. Saturday but caused no damage or injuries, a witness said.