Child Escapes Fallen Tree at Lake Cachuma

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Child Escapes Fallen Tree at Lake Cachuma
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By edhat staff

A 10-year-old boy escaped a falling limb of an oak tree with minor injuries at Cachuma Lake on Saturday.

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the scene at 5:45 p.m. and discovered the limb of a tree hit a chair and picnic table. The child escaped the tree as it fell onto his family's campsite. 

Fire crews assessed the child and a ground ambulance transported him to Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital.

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Daffy Sep 15, 2019 07:50 PM
Child Escapes Fallen Tree at Lake Cachuma

Dozens of oak trees have fallen in my lot on San Marcos Pass. The oak trees in our area are all diseased, and will certainly die. The county is keeping its "head" in the ground and refuses to recognize the facts, despite numerous reports from arborists and from Cal Fire plant pathologists. The trees are infected by a virus similar to the sudden oak death, but the strain takes longer to kill the trees. A typical symptom is a difformity of the trunk hat looks like a vertical slash. The core of the tree slowly rots away, and only the bark remains ..until wind comes and knocks the tree or branch down.

Eggs Ackley Sep 15, 2019 07:38 AM
Child Escapes Fallen Tree at Lake Cachuma

Acorns are ripening, gaining wait before dropping. Plus extra hot days that cause circulatory distress and disturb hydraulic function and reduce turgidity within the phloem tissue.

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