Coral Tree Falls on San Vicente Boulevard

A large coral tree fell onto San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood. The Chair of the Brentwood Community Council Board, Nancy Freedman, said that the tree is No. 15 in median No.3 at the corner of San Vicente Boulevard and Gorham Avenue. Coral trees are extremely drought tolerant and in an email Freedman noted that she had observed a pool of water from the sprinkler system next to the fallen tree, which may have contributed to the tree’s fall. Coral trees are prone to failure from wet conditions and over-watering. This is not the first tree to fall on this median and there are continuing efforts to maintain these trees.