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Fallbrook sentinel felled by county


Last updated 08/28/2014 at Noon

The tree stood as a sentinel for 100 years over Fallbrook. The smooth, light skinned sentinel was one of the oldest living things in Fallbrook and stood 75 feet into the air. You could not wrap your arms around the base; it was over six feet in diameter. It was there long before La Paloma School and any of the houses of the neighborhood.

It grew on county right-of-way for Fallbrook Street. It took three days, two industrial cranes, a very large circular as well as smaller saws, and three different crews under contract to the county to bring it down and cut up the body and limbs. They said...

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