The danger of falling tree branches


Geneva residents are being warned to watch out for falling tree branches.

With the ongoing drought, trees could drop otherwise healthy branches as part of a survival mechanism, according to Pascal Sauvin from the Cantonal Environment Department.  

He says it’s new risk factor we must all be aware of. 

Only last week a falling branch narrowly missed sunbathers in the Parc des Bastions and another sent someone to hospital in the Jardin Anglais in June. 

A report into the issue will be published later in the year.

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