Large Tree Falls on Vehicle at Goleta Intersection, Driver Requires Extrication

Tree falls on vehicle at Goleta intersection on February 9, 2024 (Photo: Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

A large tree fell on a moving vehicle at a Goleta intersection on Friday.

At 12:30 p.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to the area of Calle Real and Encina Lane off Fairview Avenue for a rescue operation.

The driver of a sedan required extrication after a large eucalyptus tree fell, crushing the vehicle.

Firefighters were able to safely remove the driver, who did not sustain any injuries, although the vehicle had extensive damage.

The intersection was closed for a period of time but is now open.

Photo: Santa Barbara County Fire Department

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  1. Another example of why Eucalyptus are a large weed and known as widow makers.
    What would happen to all the Monarchs if Eucalyptus all fall from old age?
    Gonna happen eventually and I can’t wait for all INVASIVE Eucalyptus to croak so we can get back to native plants and birds.
    Eucalyptus sap, kills Sap Suckers by glueing their beaks together.
    |I will take the birds any day over Monarchs.

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