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Residents displaced after redwood tree falls through roof in Mountain View

Original post made on Feb 25, 2023

A large branch from a 100-foot-tall redwood tree fell through the roof of a multifamily residence in Mountain View early Friday morning after apparently being struck by lightning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 24, 2023, 5:00 PM

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Posted by KJLN
a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 25, 2023 at 8:18 pm

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This isn't a branch failure, it appears the trunk split in two. Those are very different scenarios! Please revise?

Posted by CathyR
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2023 at 10:03 pm

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I live in the complex and it looked like a branch went through the roof but the lightening sheered the entire top of the tree off.

Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 26, 2023 at 7:52 am

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Just an Observation,

Isn't this the same property involved with the PRIVATE eviction years ago?

My neighbors 100 yards away had a much larger tree fall last week too. It has taken 3 or more days to remove it. It happened on 200 Centre Street.

It looks like the ground instability probe the trees roots. I have been warning people of this problem for years. The roots broke from the tree in my observation.

When will the city understand it is on unsolid ground? Look at all the cracks on sidewalks and streets. El Camino Real has to be overhauled again because of potholes and cracking.

Posted by CathyR
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Feb 26, 2023 at 10:55 am

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For the curious, I found a picture of the tree pre lightning strike from 2020. It is on google photos at Web Link

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