Caught on camera: Large tree falls near Vancouver seawall
A high angle view of the beaches along the north side of Vancouver's English Bay and the West End district.The Canadian Press Images/Bayne Stanley
VANCOUVER -- Warning: The video embedded in this story contains profanity.
The Vancouver Park Board says it will be inspecting trees along the seawall near English Bay after a part of a massive trunk fell Saturday.
Video of the tree's collapse posted on Reddit late Saturday morning begins with audible cracking sounds and a close-up on a growing seam in the tree's bark.
After about 30 seconds, a loud crack can be heard and the trunk crashes to the ground, prompting some profanity from the person filming and people nearby.
A spokesperson for the Vancouver Park Board said crews attended the site on Saturday and removed the damaged tree. Staff will begin a "thorough inspection of trees in the surrounding area" on Monday, the spokesperson said.