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Waiting for a Tree to Fall

It’s that big tree on the Boulevard just as you turn on to the 900 block of Foulkrod.  Looks like it has been bumped by a few cars and clearly there is not much holding it up.  The only question is, will it fall on a bus, a car, a pedestrian or some politician’s reputation.

Joe Menkevich reported the hazard in the third week of August.  He called the Philadelphia 311 hot-line  to report a dangerous situation.


After spending several minutes of wait-time for an answer, he spent another several minutes giving all the pertinent information about a dangerous tree and was then instructed to call another city department, which did not answer the phone.

He then immediately called 911 and reported the tree as an imminent threat to public safety.

Nothing happened and that tree is not getting any better.  It still stands there waiting for the next gust of wind to blow it down onto somebody or something.