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Massive gum falls near dock

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May 15, 2017

Fallen tree near Hopwood Gardens, Port of Echuca.

Fallen tree near Hopwood Gardens, Port of Echuca.

A MASSIVE gum fell near Hopwood Gardens overnight Saturday – fortunately at a time when few people were about. Most days, especially weekends, there would be plenty of foot traffic where it fell, which is just above the paddlesteamer docks.

Echuca SES was quickly on the job making the area safe but a spokesman said it was a classic example of why we should be wary of all old gum trees. “Remember that gums can shed large limbs without any warning,” he said.

Photos: JESS GLEDHILL

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