Spring storms causing trees to topple in East Bay

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The spring storms left a mess in their wake as more trees fell, especially in the East Bay. (KGO-TV)

The spring storms left a mess in their wake as more trees fell, especially in the East Bay.

Thanks to all of the Bay Area rain, there have been a lot of homes damaged by fallen trees. The wet weather may end soon but this problem could continue right into the summer.

In the Oakland Hills Saturday, several tall eucalyptus trees fell and hit a house, narrowly missing the people inside, including an infant.

In Berkeley, another big tree toppled over, knocking out two PG&E power poles near U.C. Berkeley's Memorial Stadium.

In Concord, a tree crew spent the morning cutting up a large oak limb that had punctured several holes in the roof of a house. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The high winds and rain were the culprit this time, but even after the storms stop, the trees and their limbs will likely keep falling.

"They're full of water right now and it even gets worse in the summer time. In the summer time, when it's 90 degrees or hotter, all the water's flowing through the tree to the end of the branches and the top of the tree, and makes it very heavy. There could be no wind at all and the branches will break," Terry's Tree Service's Steve Shockey said.

The best advice for homeowners is to not wait to have big trees trimmed up long before the hot days of summer.

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