THE DOWNLOAD: Storms Take a Toll on Campus Trees
The series of storms battering the region lately have taken a toll on the campus's trees, soaking the ground and then blowing over several large specimens. The campus was well prepared for the onslaught of rain, but the sustained deluge combined with strong winds led to a situation campus crews were unable to prevent.
Workers had to use a crane to lift pieces of a tree that fell onto Haring Hall. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
“The soil’s just so wet — there’s not much we can do when the wind blows like this,” said Cary Avery, who leads Grounds and Landscape Services.
A large eucalyptus tree fell north of the Student Community Center. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
Read about a tree that fell onto Haring Hall (at top) and another that fell near Shields Library, and read about five other trees that fell previously, including one near the Student Community Center (above) and in Parking Lot 35 (below).
A tree in Parking Lot 35 fell victim to last week's strong winds. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
Elsewhere on campus, life continued on as the rain battered students, faculty and staff.
UC Davis Softball: Rain=practice on field hockey's turf #GoAgs
And the weather wasn’t able to keep donors away from a winter blood drive
that came in the midst of a shortage of blood donations.
Blood Drives at UC Davis: Without a doubt, we can honestly say our blood donors are the best. We cannot thank you all enough for your generosity, kindness and patience to wait out in the cold and rainy weather to DONATE BLOOD.
During the two days of our winter quarter blood drive, we’ve collected a total of 512 PINTS OF LIFE SAVING BLOOD, carrying the potential to save up to 1,024 people!
During this blood drive, we’ve had 723 registered participants, 239 of those being first time donors, and hundreds of volunteers to contribute to the purpose, and we are so grateful for you all. The participation of our UC Davis community is imperative for the success of our blood drives, so we'd like to say THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
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