A large willow tree at Beacon Hill Park came down on Monday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Large willow tree comes down in Beacon Hill Park

The tree has been in place for decades at Goodacre Lake

An iconic tree in Beacon Hill Park came down over the weekend, crashing into the pond below.

The large willow tree has been stationed near the stone bridge at Goodacre Lake for decades. Over the weekend, however, the roots shot up into the air, with large chunks snapping at the bottom before the weeping greens careened into the water.

ALSO READ: ‘Harry Potter tree’ near Victoria waterfront to be removed

The tree has been temporarily taped off with orange pylons, but the City of Victoria said soon the parks and recreation department will cut up the tree into chunks before leaving the wood for residents to claim if they so choose.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com


Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

Just Posted

First woman appointed rector at Esquimalt Anglican church since 1866 consecration

Gail Rodger is the 32nd rector at St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican parish

Environment Canada issues gale warnings for most of Vancouver Island

Gale warnings in effect for most of Vancouver Island and west coast Mainland

Trudeau to stop in Victoria on eve of election day

Liberal leader to make remarks at Bard and Banker

Women in Business: Kost a rising star in hospitality industry

Black Press Media celebrates women making a difference

WorkBC Westshore hosts free ‘lunch and learn’ workshop for small businesses

The event takes place on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

VIDEO: Explosion, fire sends woman running from Saanich home

Heavy smoke in the area, crews on scene

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Pot legalization has gone ‘well’, but ‘yellow flags’ on vaping: task force chair

Canada legalized cannabis for non-medical use on Oct. 17, 2018,

ELECTION 2019: Federal leaders hit final 24 hours of campaign

Many leaders remain in B.C. for the final hours of the campaign

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Most Read