Sep 6, 2023 - News

New Orleans removes 3 live oak trees within 24 hours

A live oak tree grows in the Garden District in August 2020. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

City crews removed three live oak trees within 24 hours this week, New Orleans leaders say, with one of them falling on busy South Carrollton Avenue.

  • A woman was taken to a hospital after a tree fell on her car while she was driving, according to WDSU.

Driving the news: The removals came after a thunderstorm Monday dumped 5 inches of rain in some parts of the city after weeks of drought conditions.

What they did: The mature live oaks were removed Monday and Tuesday at 435 South Solomon Street, 5 Newcomb Place and South Carrollton in front of Stuart Hall School for Boys, city officials said.

  • The three trees all fell down, prompting removal, according to Michael Karam, the director of Parks and Parkways.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details.

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