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If a tree falls in the city, does anyone hear it?

DH Vancouver Staff Jun 18, 2013 10:26 am
Palmira launches off a hill of cobblestones into a backdrop of colour provided by the bo kaap suburb. amanda webb

A rather unconventional sight: a tree fell down on top of a car yesterday just outside the main entrance of Lord Strathcona Elementary School. Luckily, there were no passengers inside the car at the time nor were there any bystanders, especially school children.

If a tree falls in the city, does anyone hear it? Well, the school children and their teachers probably did. And obviously, calling 911 is necessary if a tree fall presents an immediate hazard to pedestrians, vehicles, and property. If it doesn’t present an immediate threat, you should call 311 – it is the City of Vancouver’s hotline for maintenance services and the removal of hazardous debris. For more information on 311, click here.

H/T and photo submission by Dan Byl.

DH Vancouver Staff
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