• Tree falls across road in Pittsburgh neighborhood year after neighbor complained about it

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    FOREST HILLS, Pa. - A tree that had been leaning in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood came crashing down early Tuesday morning, blocking a road for six hours.

    The tree fell about 2 a.m. on Columbus Avenue. It landed on a car, but it did not cause much damage to it.

    Walt Worthy’s home lost power because the tree pulled a meter off the house.

    Worthy and other neighbors said they had been concerned about the tree, which was leaning after all the recent rain.

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    Bricks around the tree had been being pushed out of the ground by the roots, so Worthy said he called the city a year ago with his concerns.

    “Because of the roots trying to get to the water, the bricks had piled up and been pushed out, probably trying to go for water,” Worthy said.

    After calling the city last year, crews trimmed the tree, but Worthy said he didn’t see any other action taken since.

    The city said that according to records, a complaint was made in July 2018. The tree was inspected in August and it was pruned in December.


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