Good Old Santa Ana Winds

Captain’s Log   5,827

Santa Ana winds have kicked up.  Temperatures are reaching into the 90’s.  The winds are ruthless and destructive.  They also increase the risk of fire danger.  I have an event at the museum on Saturday in the outside area behind the building.  I hope too much debris doesn’t fall on the guests.  Palm fronds, etc.  My guess is most of them will have already blown off the trees by then.  Hoping.

Santa Ana winds: Low bridge

Shallow-rooted trees cause immense damage


Oopsie in Pasadena


Filed under Captain Poolie's observations

16 responses to “Good Old Santa Ana Winds

  1. There are a lot of eucalyptus here too, and we have the same issue. Trouble is that once they’re in, they’re so huge it costs a fortune to remove them.

    • poolagirl

      When they blow down in the park, they are not replaced. Eventually, they will all be gone. Stupid trees.

  2. Hope there is no danger in your area and that the Saturday event goes well.

  3. Patty O'

    Bringing eucalyptus here from Australia was a big mistake. They can withstand drought but are NOT good in wind because they are very shallow-rooted, a mechanism that allows them to take advantage of surface moisture. Our oaks are a wiser choice, as they are very deep-rooted and seek out the water they want from beneath them. They are also pretty fire-resistant, while eucalyptus burn like tinder.

  4. I’ve never understood shallow-rooted trees. A young, healthy-looking tree fell on my daughter’s car. Meanwhile, a nearby tree, mature 45 years ago and compromised by roots cut to put in a driveway, is still standing strong. It’s times like this I wish I were an arborist.

  5. bholles

    It should be calm by Saturday.

  6. Penny Tushingham

    Not a good thing!

    Pen Pen

  7. Why are the guests in the trees in the first place?

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