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Tree topples into street near Vancouver’s Esther Short Park

A mature tree on the western margin of Esther Short Park toppled into Esther Street late Saturday night, narrowly missing parked cars and businesses and apartments in the neighboring Esther Short Commons building.

The tree fell about 9:20 p.m., according to emergency dispatch logs.

Photos provided by Kent Livingston through The Columbian’s newstip page show the mature tree had snapped off at the base of its trunk and fell into Esther Street, into an area used by the Vancouver Farmers Market in warmer months.

Livingston said there were no injuries or property damage caused by the incident.

Another tipster, Tom McGirk, reported crews from the city of Vancouver were still working to clear the street at about 1 a.m. Sunday.


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