Montecito Tree Crushes SUV

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By John Palminteri / KEYT

A Honda SUV was crushed Saturday when a large Eucalyptus tree split on Butterfly Lane in Montecito.  The massive limb came down on the vehicle smashing the hood, windshield and the top.   No one was hurt.   The limb went over a railing and near the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Nearby,  on March 25, 2018 another similar tree came completely down over Channel Drive towards the ocean.

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a-1590946674 Feb 25, 2020 09:06 AM
Montecito Tree Crushes SUV

Montecito Fire has been monitoring Eucslyptus in my area for fire safety.

SBZZ Feb 24, 2020 01:57 PM
Montecito Tree Crushes SUV

There are no native palms or cypresses in SB County. I used to be against eucalyptus but so many birds love them, I let it go.

Minibeast Feb 24, 2020 11:48 AM
Montecito Tree Crushes SUV

Native Palms, Oaks, Sycamores and Cypress throw down sizable fronds and branches. Better rip those all out, too.

a-1590946674 Feb 24, 2020 11:23 AM
Montecito Tree Crushes SUV

One more example of why we should remove these dangerous non-native fire torches.

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