November 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of a major windstorm in the Pasadena area. During the storm, about 10 percent of the area’s trees were damaged or downed by the winds that reached 80 miles per hour. Although there was significant damage from trees and limbs falling – an apartment building was split in half and car windshields, patios, roofs, and storefronts were broken – no one was killed.
To honor the lost trees and tree limbs, the Los Angeles County Arboretum &Botanic Garden in Arcadia featured sculptures made from trees that fell during the storm. This exhibit was called “Forces of Nature” and 75 artists participated in the exhibit.
The windstorm hit Pasadena, Monrovia, Irwindale, San Marino, Glendale, Altadena, Arcadia, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, and Temple City. Temple City Councilman Fernando Vizcarra has lived in Temple City for more than 50 years and thinks this was the worst storm that he has ever seen.
Evergreen Arborists Consultants, Inc. has experience in examining thousands of trees for signs of decay, poor branch structure, poor pruning and maintenance practices and roots. The fundamental goal of tree-risk assessment is to help minimize development of hazardous tree defects and help reduce the risks trees may pose. We are also qualified to give expert opinions on multi-level casualty claims. Please call us today for a consultation.