Willow tree topples at apartment complex

Recent rains believed to have uprooted tree, but fortunately caused no major damage

A large tree fell down at a Vineyard Avenue apartment complex Monday night, believed to be a victim of the recent rains, but there were only reports of minor damage and no injuries.

Kelly Madrigal, who is the manager of Las Ventanas Apartments, said the tree came crashing down at about 8 p.m. in the back of the complex near the pool.

"I live right by the tree and we just heard crackling and then the tree just tumbled down," she said.

Madrigal said she was surprised there wasn't a lot of damage.

"I think we lost a rain gutter and (it caused) a hairline crack in the wood of the (apartment) windows," she said. "Willows typically hold a lot of water, so I think it just got a little top-heavy and it hadn't dried out and then these rains had just saturated us these past weeks. It just soaked it up like a sponge."

The tree was removed yesterday, Madrigal said.


Like this comment
Posted by Glad no one was hurt
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 20, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I am surprised the blockheads haven't come out and blamed the Madden's yet.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Couples: When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 551 views

Harding Park honors one of Pleasanton's best
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 415 views

Lab scientists find better ways to ID individuals who die in catastrophic events
By Jeb Bing | 2 comments | 403 views