The City of Pasadena decided to take down a massive tree on North Hill Avenue after it was confirmed that the tree was dying due to a beetle infestation. The tree had withstood the windstorm in the area that occurred a year ago and felled many trees in the city, but the tree recently started to look unhealthy. Ed Carney, who lives on North Hill Avenue, said he had someone stop by the house a couple months before the tree was to be taken down, and mentioned the unhealthy tree. Carney had already notified an arborist when he became concerned for the tree, and the arborist inspected the tree several times and identified the beetle infestation. An independent specialist confirmed the results.
The tree was one of the largest trees in the city and was possibly hundreds of years old. The city said it needed to remove the tree due to safety concerns. The removal required a crane and the tree cut down from the top first. During removal, traffic was redirected around the area.
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