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Michigan Bluff’s ancient ‘weather tree’ toppled by winds

Michigan Bluff’s ancient oak – believed to be 900 years old or more – has been toppled. The massive tree, which spread out over long-time residents Bob and Barbara Phillips ...

Downed giant oak in Auburn highlights Placer County tree care, safety issues

The toppling of one of Auburn’s largest oak trees in strong winds is raising questions about the safety of other big trees located near homes. Many of Auburn’s stock of large ...

Auburn's High Street open again after Tuesday's tree safety concerns, wind

Auburn's High Street was open again Wednesday morning after safety concerns over a potentially unstable tree limb caused a partial closure Tuesday. High Street between Auburn Fols ...

Strong winds down giant Auburn oak, evacuate residence

What’s worse than a tree falling in an Auburn neighborhood? For residents near a 1200-block High Street oak, the answer Tuesday was: “Half a tree.” One of the 75-foot split ...

Seen & Heard: Arbor Day action

Girl Scout Troop 985 planted a tree in celebration of Arbor Day. The event took place on April 27 at Skyridge Elementary School. They planted a mulberry tree with the aid of hole- ...

Rocks, landmark tree, fall to punishing winter storm

Waves of wind and rain Tuesday buffeted the Auburn area, causing rockslides on Old Foresthill Road and uprooting a landmark oak tree. Likened to a series of spokes on a wheel by on ...

Another falling tree. Another miracle

Another falling tree. Another miracle in the Auburn area. A day after a Penryn woman narrowly missed being in her car as a tree flattened it, a Placer High School student was cou ...

Digging up roots

Audrey Potter Meyers is stitching together her family history. The 77-year-old of Auburn is searching for the scraps of thread and fabric that make up her family tapestry. Conside ...