Today Caltrans cut down a big tree that had been gettin’ all up in Highway 101’s business. They also filmed that tree removal for all of our benefit. A very orange explanation as to why this tree is now gone, below:

Willits Maintenance and our Tree Crew were tasked with removing a redwood tree approximately 4.5 miles north of Willits on U.S. Highway 101 in Mendocino County this morning. The earth beneath the tree had started to give way and undermined this tree and two others; the other two had already fallen away from the roadway of their own accord, but this one had started to lean perilously over the highway.

Given the very real and very serious danger a falling redwood tree can pose to motorists, this one had to go.