Sacramento’s iconic tree canopy turns destructive in storms


              A fallen tree rests in the middle of a street in Sacramento, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 from a passing storm. On a good day, the sun shines in California's capital city and trees of various types and sizes fill Sacramento's parks and line streets. But on a bad one, violent winds knock some of them down, causing them to topple onto cars, homes and power lines. That's what happened over the weekend as wind gusts reached nearly 70 miles per hour in what's known as the "City of Trees." (AP Photo/Sophie Austin)
            
              A fallen tree rests in the middle of a street in Sacramento, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 from a passing storm. On a good day, the sun shines in California's capital city and trees of various types and sizes fill Sacramento's parks and line streets. But on a bad one, violent winds knock some of them down, causing them to topple onto cars, homes and power lines. That's what happened over the weekend as wind gusts reached nearly 70 miles per hour in what's known as the "City of Trees." (AP Photo/Sophie Austin)
            
              A fallen tree rests in the middle of a street in Sacramento, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 from a passing storm. On a good day, the sun shines in California's capital city and trees of various types and sizes fill Sacramento's parks and line streets. But on a bad one, violent winds knock some of them down, causing them to topple onto cars, homes and power lines. That's what happened over the weekend as wind gusts reached nearly 70 miles per hour in what's known as the "City of Trees." (AP Photo/Sophie Austin)
            
              Fallen eucalyptus trees are left after heavy storm winds and rains in Sacramento's Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
            
              Fallen eucalyptus trees are left after heavy storm winds and rains in Sacramento's Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
            
              CORRECTS BYLINE TO PAUL KITAGAKI JR. NOT SARA NEVIS An East Sacramento resident crosses the street in front of a tree blocking H Street near 36th Street in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The weather service's Sacramento office said the region should brace for the latest atmospheric river to roar late Sunday and early Monday ashore. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              A crane lifts tree removal foreman Francisco Villanueva to assess which branches to remove first from two homes on Capitol Avenue in midtown Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Heavy winds from an overnight storm downed trees and power lines throughout the region. The weather service's Sacramento office said the area should brace for the latest atmospheric river to roar late Sunday and early Monday ashore. (Sara Nevis/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              Crane operator Ricky Kapuschinsky, with AAA Crane, gets ready to lift uprooted trees on Capitol Avenue and 27th Street in midtown after a storm brought high winds overnight in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. California was hit with more turbulent weather as thunderstorms, snow and damaging winds swept into the northern part the state. Sunday's system preceded another series of incoming storms this week that raised the potential for flooding, rising rivers and mudslides on soils already saturated after days of rain. (Sara Nevis/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The weather service's Sacramento office said the region should brace for an even more powerful storm system to move in late Sunday and early Monday. “Widespread power outages, downed trees and difficult driving conditions will be possible," the office said on Twitter.   (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
            
              A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The National Weather Service warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers" — storms that are long plumes of moisture stretching out into the Pacific capable of dropping staggering amounts of rain and snow.  (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
            
              A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The National Weather Service warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers" — storms that are long plumes of moisture stretching out into the Pacific capable of dropping staggering amounts of rain and snow. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
Sacramento’s iconic tree canopy turns destructive in storms