Golden Gate Park Trees Are Pretty Until They Fall on Your Car
Local photographer David Cruz sent us these shots of some really unfortunate events in Golden Gate Park yesterday afternoon where Mother Nature was being particularly unkind to local drivers.
I was photographing birds when I noticed a commotion near the Log Cabin office next to Stow Lake. 2 branches from an old Monterey pine snapped off and fell 60 feet onto a truck and a mini van, no humans hurt:
According to Cruz, eyewitnesses reported seeing park service coning off the area and cutting away the falling limbs with a chainsaw.
"The driver stated she parked her truck and went for an hour walk, when she returned she saw the wreckage," Cruz said. "In other parts of Golden Gate Park, tree removal crews worked simultaneously to remove old trees for this exact reason."
Hopefully, those folks were already eying a new car.