Echo Park tree topples on a Toyota

Photos by Orrin Anderson

City crews spent much of this morning cutting away a towering pine tree on Effie Street in Echo Park that came crashing down last night on a car parked across the street.  Orrin Anderson snapped a few photos and provided some details of the tree that stood on Effie west of Echo Park Avenue:

It fell from the South side across to the north side of the street, crushing the back half of a Toyota Tercel parked there. At 10 am this morning, when I first drove by, the city still had Effie Street closed off because the tree was still intact blocking the street. A few hours later, the tree had been cut to clear the way, but the debris is still in place on either side of the street, and some lines from the adjacent telephone poles are still down.

Last year, a diseased, 40-foot high palm tree on the same block was cut down for fear it would fall down. Click here for more toppled pine tree photos.

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  1. nature saz Take it bioch!

  2. I passed by that area at 7 am and it was already blocked, That sucks for the person that parked their car that day. 🙁

  3. wow….we had some serious winds that day/night.. and we have some elder trees around here.. not surprised.

  4. City workers did this on purpose. Guaranteed.
    They could have had the car towed, they didn’t.
    The owner should sue, which would take yrs,
    Also, I seriously doubt if the city posted warning
    signs -or made any attempt to move the car.

  5. What a beautiful tree — sad to see it go.

  6. To Skip McKitrick, are you serious….sue the city. Mother Nature did this, what does the city have to do with this?

  7. …..ugh !too bad it did not fall a few hundred feet up the block and take out that hideous aluminum garage monstrosity ! bummer !

  8. Effie you.

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