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Fallen tree damages three rooms in FroSoCo

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A large tree near Freshman-Sophomore College, the undergraduate dorm on Santa Teresa Street, fell early the morning of Dec. 19 during a storm that brought wind gusts of more than 40 mph. The tree damaged three rooms in Schiff, the building that houses half of FroSoCo’s 180 residents, according to college directors Bryan and Cheryl Brown. No one was injured; students moved out of dorms for winter break on Dec. 11.

A large tree tumbled over near FroSoCo on Dec. 19 during a storm. Three rooms in Schiff were damaged. (Courtesy of Nadeem Hussain)

The tree’s fall broke windows in three student rooms and the stairwell area, damaged the building’s stucco exterior and damaged a portion of the roof, rain gutter and down spout, according to Imogen Hinds, senior associate director of Housing.

The tree is now removed from where it fell outside the dorm and the students’ rooms have been repaired, according to residents.

The tree broke windows in three student rooms and the stairwell area in Schiff. Residents report that the tree has now been removed and the damage to the rooms has been repaired. (ELLIE TITUS/The Stanford Daily)

Last October, falling trees damaged 12 cars on campus in three separate incidents. There are more than 27,000 trees on central campus, according to the Stanford website devoted to the University’s trees.

A version of this story was originally published online on Dec. 21, 2010.

–Ellen Huet