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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Didn't you guys know? Instead of adding a loop to the Mark Twain they added a realistic tree falling into the river!



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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    If the settler's cabin goes ablaze again, I'm blaming the trees' revolution.



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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Some trees fall, due to storms, illness, heaviness and a bunch of other reasons .......but yet there are tree's that are hundreds of years old that haven't budged yet.
    Happens all over the world every day, not to worry unless they all start to fall at once.
    Little and broken, but still good.

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Did anyone see it reset?

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    This thread has me laughing my butt off.

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Quote Originally Posted by DJS View Post
    Did anyone see it reset?
    lol :P
    For the love of Disney....

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Maybe more like "Occupy Rivers of America!"
    Which, this tree literally did, until "the man" carted him away.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Maybe more like "Occupy Rivers of America!"
    Which, this tree literally did, until "the man" carted him away.
    Stick it to the man!!

    Btw, what do trees chain themselves to during a protest?.....

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Quote Originally Posted by Malina View Post
    Don't trees generally become diseased or die before they fall, unless there's a storm that knocks them down? If that's the case maybe it's time to get a horticulturist in there to check out the rest of the trees and make sure they're okay. If one of those grand, huge trees falls on someone - or a limb does - it's going to be horrible. You can't stop every accident from ever happening but if they can weed out the diseased/dead trees now it might stop some of them.

    And that's not living in a bubble - as far as I know, a lot of major parks/zoos/areas with lots of trees have these sort of checks/pruning happening.
    Yes, in general. This tree was not a sapling as far as I can tell when it was planted at DL. It was already older when it was replanted. It's root system did NOT grow in a natural (and strengthening) way. So now its' weight became an issue. It is also quite possible that it was planted wrong (on a bank without enough coverage, roots never allowed to grow downward and outward, etc.)

    I agree that a tree doctor needs to take a look at every tree, esp the older and original plantings. I had assumed that Disney already did this. I am pretty sure that they were haphazardly planted in the 1 year that it took to build DL. This isn't a slam, just an observation. Back in the 50s, we knew much less about replanting older trees to off-set any issues that may come up decades after the replantings.

    I would much rather them have a massive inspection than to bubble wrap everything. The fall-out from this and the one from a few years ago in Adventureland concerns me and I hope this doesn't become a major issue for the safety team.

    As for the "act of god" comment several posts above, any lawyer can prove Disney was at fault for it being on their property and being mis-planted by the same company charging money to enter this property. It is not considered an act of god in this case. *le sigh* ...I can see ticket prices going up even more to cover the costs.
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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Wow. Thank goodness the Mark Twain or canoes were nowhere nearby. The results could have been devastating.

    Here is an old article from the OC Register a couple years ago. Can you imagine? No wind. No rain. Just a diseased tree and a motorist in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Decay suspected in tree that crushed woman| - News - The Orange County Register

    This happened maybe no more than 15 miles away and I am pretty sure the soil there is very similar to the soil around the ROA. So perhaps disease is part of the problem.

    I hate to seem selfish but I hope they replace the tree with something impressive rather than nothing at all, or perhaps even worse a young tree only 5 feet tall with a thin trunk and maybe 5 leaves hanging from it.
    The Mark Twain was nearby, according to reports about 30 feet away. They had to stop and reverse back to the dock.

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Quote Originally Posted by chesirecat View Post
    There have been limbs falling off of trees in the past, but don't remember a tree falling over in the recent past.
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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    A falling tree once sheared the cupola off the caboose on the DRR...

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    How can it be a 60+ year old tree? Was it an orange tree?

    But how do we know it was 60+ years old? How old were the trees when they were planted in 54/55?

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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojave View Post
    How can it be a 60+ year old tree? Was it an orange tree?

    But how do we know it was 60+ years old? How old were the trees when they were planted in 54/55?
    Some were already decades old. Walt spent a tidy sum for older growth trees from around the state.
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    Re: 60 + year old tree falls into river

    Disney could make some extra money by selling the tree for logs. Lawyers could be working on that at this moment.

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