Tree trimmer needed at Echo Park & Baxter *

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.

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