Drumheller's age is starting to show this year, at least as far as some of its oldest trees are concerned.
A huge branch came crashing down over the weekend in Riverside Park, smashing a concrete park bench to bits and blocking the walking path.
"You look at the circumference of the truck, it's just tremendous, so eventually with the weight and the leaning and the winds we've been getting, you're going to have these trees falling down," explained Public Works Foreman Barry Pozzo.
It's the second time in as many weeks that a big limb has come crashing to earth. The other happened just north of the old tennis courts behind the World's Largest Dinosaur and Visitors Centre.
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While the latest incident caused damage, no-one was hurt, something that makes Pozzo feel better.
"That's always our main concern with the town; you always want the safety of the public," he told Drum FM. "Even our own forces, the workers and that, definitely safety is the number one concern."
"When I've got the guys out in the parks doing their mowing or whatever, I'm always enforcing in them to look around them," he continued. "If they see a tree that's got a crack in it or on a windy day, if they see the tree is swaying pretty good, to inform me or someone from the Public Works Department just so we're aware of it."
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