Crews clean up Botanic Garden after weekend storm

Crews clean up Botanic Garden after weekend storm
Bishop’s Tree Service removes one of the oldest trees in the San Diego Botanic Garden, a eucalyptus estimated to be more than 80-feet in height. Courtesy photo

ENCINITAS — One of the oldest trees in San Diego Botanic Garden, a large eucalyptus estimated to be more than 80-feet in height and planted between 1918 and 1920, is currently being removed by Bishop’s Tree Service.

The tree pre-dates the original owners of the property Charles and Ruth Larabee, and is one of the tallest and striking trees on the property, not only for its height, but also for its location, in the heart of the garden.

The tree was leaning dangerously after the strong winds and stormy conditions on Sunday, and it was determined that the tree needed to be removed in order to ensure visitor safety at the garden.

The Waterfall Deck, as well as a significant portion of the rainforest, remain closed until further notice. All other areas of the garden remain open and safe to the public.

The Gift Shop and Feel Good Coffee Cart remain closed through the end of Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday.

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