Tree Falls on Balboa Park Theater Near Historic Museum

Balboa Park employees were shocked to arrive at work Monday to discover a large tree had fallen just next to the Air and Space Museum and onto a nearby building.

The eucalyptus tree collapsed onto the Starlight Bowl theatre on Pan American Plaza, though workers weren’t sure when the incident happened exactly.

NBC 7 reached out to the Starlight Bowl, which said it, “is happy that the incident happened during a time that no one was present on the premises.”

The tree could be seen resting on top of ticket and concession building. A portion of the roof was destroyed in the tree’s wake.

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The roots of the eucalyptus tree were on full display right under the iconic Navy plane outside the Air and Space Museum. And its branches nearly reached the museum’s roof.

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Crews began removing the tree Monday morning branch by branch, according to the Starlight Bowl.

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