DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/Staff

Jan Sloan of Orinda stands in the backyard of her home, where she has lived for 60 years, next to a large redwood tree that, until Oct. 30, stood behind her back fence for 35 years. The tree fell on that day, narrowly missing both her house and that of her neighbor. No one was injured, but there was significant cleanup to do. Sloan said a neighbor planted this and two other redwoods in the back of her house in the late 1970s.

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Jan Sloan, of Orinda, stands in her backyard of her home where she has lived for sixty years and stands next to a large redwood tree that fell in her
Jan Sloan, of Orinda, stands in her backyard of her home where she has lived for sixty years and stands next to a large redwood tree that fell in her backer yesterday missing her house and her neighbors house in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Sloan said her neighbor planted the three redwoods in the back of her house thirty five years ago. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)


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