Heavy rainfall likely caused some trees to fall around the Bay Area.
KRON4’s Philippe Djegal was in the East Bay where tree trimmers are in the midst of their busy season.
Veteran trimmer Phillip Byers said an old oak tree toppled over on Richmond Boulevard in Oakland due to over-saturation and poor upkeep.
He said, “We got the call this morning, but it happened at around 11 o’clock last night.”
Byers works for Vega’s Tree Service and says another company maintained the oak over the years but didn’t recognize in the leaning limbs were hazardous.
“The tree wasn’t trimmed correctly,” Byers said. “The water, it got saturated in the ground and because all the weight is was onto the left-hand side. Heavy rain — its inevitable for it to fall.”
The tree ended up landing on a car parked in a driveway but missed hitting a house because another tree stopped it from dropping on the ground.
The downed tree also knocked out some power lines, leaving several neighbors without electricity through the afternoon.
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