Local resident shares lessons in aftermath of fallen oak tree

In this article with the Los Altos Town Crier, Roy Bradshaw, sales arborist for Davey's Santa Clara office, talks about the many different ways to prepare your trees for storms. 

Posted: Feb. 8, 2017

Like many Los Altos residents, I love our trees and enjoy their majestic natural beauty and the privacy their foliage provides. We take care of the large trees in our yard; they are inspected regularly to ensure their health.

However, we recently learned that even well-maintained trees can topple over – particularly during a strong storm.

On a Sunday in early January, I was awakened by a loud crash at 6:30 a.m.

Upon investigation, my family and I discovered that a large Coast Live Oak had split in half and landed on the roof – right above the master bedroom. It also crushed a wrought-iron patio table and chairs set in the backyard.

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