Two 100-Year-Old Oak Trees Fall During Storm in Clayton (PHOTO)

January 11, 2017 17:33 pm · 14 comments


Two oak trees, which the owners estimate were over 100-years-old, fell in Clayton during the storm this week.

The trees just missed the horse barn and the horses on the property.

Fortunately, nobody was injured.

Thanks to Mike & Laurie for the photo.

CoCoFaithful January 11, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Oh my! Glad no one was hurt.

Maryanne Lynn January 11, 2017 at 6:02 PM

I love oak trees, my mom in law in Pleasant Hill had a heritage oak tree in her back yard

Silva January 11, 2017 at 6:06 PM

How nice to have spared the horses and barn! Sorry for the sad loss of the oaks.

Happy Horses January 11, 2017 at 6:16 PM

Bummer for the property owners. They lose two big, nice trees and have to pay a fortune to have them removed.

Ancient Mariner January 11, 2017 at 6:40 PM

I was hearing chainsaws all over, in the distance, after the big storm.
Lost a small tree myself.
A big one crashed right across the street at 90 degrees, near Tahoe Joe’s – a city crew sawed it up and put the rounds on the front lawn of the tree-owner.

Atticus Thraxx January 11, 2017 at 8:21 PM

Yikes. Man, lucky no damage.
Pretty place. And a pretty horse.

Sam I Am January 11, 2017 at 8:38 PM

So sad that the trees are gone. I love oaks. Thank God nobody got hurt, horses are fine, and no property damage. Life is good!

ClayDen January 11, 2017 at 9:01 PM

Sorry to see the trees go. Perhaps some of it could be made into furniture and the rest firewood.

GRX January 11, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Using the trees for firewood would release carbon dioxide and contribute to climate change.

Don’t you care about the environment?

Frank January 11, 2017 at 9:23 PM

While oak trees are beautiful they do have a life span. There’s a reason they call old trees widow makers.

Ancient Mariner January 11, 2017 at 11:35 PM

Sorry about your nice trees.
I really like the big old oaks.

TIFOKCIS January 12, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Where tree huggers when you need them?

Person January 12, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Phew, the horses are safe. So happy to hear that. What a gorgeous property.

Silva January 12, 2017 at 2:16 PM

Looking at the photo, I think I see one of the trees fell neatly through a gate opening and lay down next to the barn, and the other one missed the house and more fences. Whew, neat trick! Anyone who’s spent any time around here can appreciate beautiful old Valley Oaks. And how hard and heavy they are.

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