West Seattle Weather Watch: More tree trouble

The National Weather Service has lifted the wind advisory, though it’s still windy, with gusts possible to 40 mph tonight, along with showers and possible thunderstorms (here’s the newest forecast). There’s also a new round of tree trouble: In the past few hours, as our video shows, the weather has apparently destabilized a tree in the 6400 block of California SW, where the sidewalk work was done in front of Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor). As our video also shows, a city inspector was there when we were a short time ago, and is assessing; Feedback co-owner Matt Johnson tells WSB the big crack at the tree’s base wasn’t there when he last looked at 2 pm. 5:19 PM UPDATE: We’re told the city will be back to remove the tree tonight. Meantime, it’s a temporary no-parking zone:

6:49 PM UPDATE: And they’re taking it down now:

9 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: More tree trouble"

  • MargL May 3, 2010 (4:00 pm)

    Oh Eek! Hope they tie the tree to something or get a crew out there fast before it falls on a car!

  • Loves Trees May 3, 2010 (4:06 pm)

    Looks to me that at least one major root was cut during the sidewalk work. That’s all it would take. What a shame to lose such a beautiful tree.

  • jim May 3, 2010 (4:25 pm)

    You don’t suppose they cut the roots so they could pour the new sidewalk…..

  • Mike in the Junction May 3, 2010 (4:26 pm)

    Have the SDOT guy the heck out of the way and possibly block of traffic.

  • Lou May 3, 2010 (5:22 pm)

    If the tree crashes into the lounge, then I am thinking they must give free drinks? Seems like a good reason to head down there.

  • DrD May 3, 2010 (6:53 pm)

    Well, the city DID put up notices to protect that tree… I guess they forgot to specifically tell the contractors “the roots are part of the tree — the part that keeps it from falling over”.

  • Findlay May 3, 2010 (7:58 pm)

    Had a front row seat to this earlier today at The Feedback Lounge, but had no idea what was happening outside until I came across your tweet looked out the Lounge’s California SW facing window… Whaddya know! You’re were right on it!
    Thanks WS Blog!

  • rdm May 3, 2010 (8:44 pm)

    Great now where am I going to tie up my dog?

  • KBear May 4, 2010 (1:23 pm)

    Just take him to Beveridge Place.

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