New Canaan tree scheduled for removal tomorrow falls today
Published 4:23 pm, Thursday, April 29, 2010
Weed Street near Sunset Hill in New Canaan is closed indefinitely as Connecticut Light & Power crews remove a maple tree that pulled down wires when it fell across Weed Street at about 2:45 today.
John Howe, New Canaan's tree warden, said the maple was scheduled for removal on Friday due to splits in the trunk.
CL&P confirmed an appointment at noon on Thursday to remove the tree on Friday, according to Howe. The tree fell almost three hours after its removal was confirmed, he said.
"What caught our eye originally was that the tree trunk had splits in it and it was leaning over the road," Howe said. "It definitely has some root rotting, too, which is probably why it fell."
According to New Canaan Police Officer A.A. Alexander, an officer on duty reported the felled tree. No injuries were reported.
The Town of New Canaan owns the tree, which stood at the roadside bordering the 228 Weed Street property line, according to Howe.
Howe estimates that the maple is about 70 feet tall.