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Falling Tree Branch Seriously Injures Man in Colusa Park

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, at approximately 4:25 p.m. the City of Colusa emergency services responded to the report of a downed tree limb, resulting in injuries.

Alfredo Jimenez, 57 of Colusa, suffered major injuries after a tree branch fell during a birthday party held at Will S. Green Park in Colusa. Three other individuals received minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Jimenez air lifted to Enloe Medical Center in Chico where he is recovering from his injuries.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to each of the injured individuals, and to their family and friends during this difficult time,” said Colusa Interim City Manager, Randall Dunn.

The stress from the prolonged drought is manifesting itself in a dangerous phenomenon – falling tree limbs.

“This isn’t just a centralized problem,” said Dunn, “trees are dropping limbs across the state.”

As the drought progresses, and water usage is cutback, trees are drying out and sapping their strength to keep heavy limbs intact.

“We have turned this situation over to our insurance company who will get back to us on a solution to help reduce this risk,” said Dunn, “although the city responds to diseased and trees at risk; it is difficult to determine which trees are going to fail during a drought.”

The City of Colusa currently does not have a Tree Maintenance Department.

“The department was lost during budget cuts,” said Dunn.

In the past several weeks the Colusa City Fire Department has responded to a handful of downed tree limbs – most falling in the streets, causing little to no damage.

To help fight the stress of drought, the Arbor Day Foundation recommends homeowners to apply a thorough soaking, every 10-12 days, to the ground beneath a tree’s branches, and not the trunk.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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