Golden Gate Park's aging trees to fall
22 February 2013
Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
SFGATE -- Since 2011, city contractors have examined 3,000 of the park's trees and found that almost 360 must be cut down in order to reduce hazard concerns. Falling trees or tree limbs on city park properties have damaged 61 cars since 2008 and three people were injured when a branch fell on them. In the next few months city park workers will fell around 150 Monterey pine, cypress, and eucalyptus trees in Golden Gate Park. Some are old, unhealthy, dead, or a risk to the millions of people who visit the park.