Drought, high winds bring down trees at Johnson Park in Marble Falls

johnson-park-treeTrees fall at Johnson Park PHOTO 1: A large, old pecan tree in Johnson Park fell over May 25. Crew members with the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department worked May 28 to cut the tree (and another not shown) into small enough pieces to be carried away. Parks and Recreation officials cited stress from the ongoing drought and high winds as factors for the fallen trees. Staff photos by Jared Fields

PHOTO 2: Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department employee Mike Aguilar uses a chain saw to cut pieces of a pecan tree that fell May 25 in Johnson Park. Crew members worked May 28 to cut two large pecan trees into smaller pieces to be cleared from the park. The trees appeared to have fallen without damaging anything at the park.