Tree Topples Near Elementary School

Down tree on Silver LaneEUGENE, Ore. — It was a chorus of chainsaws on Silver Lane Thursday night, right in front of the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School.

A big tree came crashing down and blocked the road.

Because there was another tree that looked like it could also come down, EWEB called in a tree trimming company to cut it down. It was a preventative measure intended to keep nearby power lines from being taken down.

Those who live in the area say the trees had been leaning, but they’re still sad to see them go.

“They’re like losing a good friend,” said Eugene resident Deb Elder. “I’m sure the kids in the neighborhood are going to be sad.”

EWEB says a water main broke as well. There’s no exact determination about what went first, the tree or the main.

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