If a large tree (or branch) falls in Echo Park, how long does it take to get cleaned up? Longer than you might think. The branch of a large ficus tree in front of the Baxter Montessori School fell across the southbound portion of Echo Park Avenue near Baxter Street sometime on Sunday, and it’s still there – guarded by traffic barricades and yellow caution tape. Southbound motorists and Dash bus drivers have had to maneuver around the fallen branch and into the opposing traffic lane since then.
* Update: The branch and barricades have been removed as of 9 P.M.