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Ceres celebrates trees

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Ceres city officials celebrated Arbor Day with a special tree planting ceremony at Smyrna Park on Tuesday, May 11.

The city Recreation Department staff and Public Work employees presided over the planting of an ornamental pear tree at the Presidents Grove along a Smyrna Park walkway in tribute of the nation’s new president, Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The “Let Freedom Ring” presidential grove was dedicated in June 2012. 

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Falling giant redwood tree kills hiker in California on Christmas Eve

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A man hiking in California was struck and killed this week by a giant redwood tree that fell on him.

Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died Tuesday after the incident in Muir Woods National Monument Park in Mill Valley, California, according to a news release from the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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CHP: Man dies in garbage truck crash in Modesto

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MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) -- A man is dead after the garbage truck he was driving crashed into a tree in Modesto Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol Modesto.

After a preliminary investigation, CHP Officer Thomas Olsen said the two-axle truck carrying tree debris was traveling westbound on Finch Road just east of South McClure Road.

For some unknown reason, the truck left the road on the right shoulder, hitting a fence belonging to Ring Container Technologies before crashing into a large tree, Olsen said.

The driver died from his injuries.

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Modesto residents are asking for city’s help to stop falling trees

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MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) -- With fallen trees, missing limbs and holes in the ground, families said living on Modesto’s Ardmor Avenue is like gambling with their safety.

“It’s like a nightmare on Ardmor Street because trees are just falling everywhere,” said resident Heidi Fountain.

“It’s a concern for me because the trees are over 65 years old. They’re old,” said resident Eldon Glenn.

Fountain said one of those trees crashed near her daughter’s car in the last week of November.

“We would just like to be able to park our cars, live in our homes and not worry about trees falling,” Fountain told FOX40.

Fountain said this time, the fallen timber only scraped the back of her daughter’s car. Her neighbor’s work truck wasn’t so lucky. And in the summer of 2018, neither was her daughter’s brand new Hyundai

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