Should you stay away from that palm tree?

The members of Ventura's Tree Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 5pm and you can access their minutes and agendas online. The baord consists of five members that serve for year terms.
Photo from: The City of Ventura

The members of Ventura's Tree Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 5pm and you can access their minutes and agendas online. The baord consists of five members that serve for year terms. Photo from: The City of Ventura

Brooke Newman and Kylie Torres

Ventura High School experienced strong Santa Ana winds on Monday, October 9, that reached 32mph around 12:20 p.m. These winds caused palm tree seeds, palm fronds, various tree branches and even an entire tree to fall over on campus.

The tree that had fallen over near the portables at VHS. German teacher, Mr. Reich, claimed to have not even heard about the fallen over tree.
Photo by: Brooke Newman

This poses a problem, because any of these things could have fallen on a student, faculty member, or classroom. Just palm tree seeds alone are strong enough to break through car windows when they fall and they collect in mass quantities on the ground -which if stepped on- could cause a person to fall.