A massive Bombax ceiba tree, estimated to be 60 feet tall and 90 years old, toppled during Hurricane Irma in Coral Gables, covering the entire street. Natalie Viglucci stands on the fallen trunk that dwarfs her house.
A massive Bombax ceiba tree, estimated to be 60 feet tall and 90 years old, toppled during Hurricane Irma in Coral Gables, covering the entire street. Natalie Viglucci stands on the fallen trunk that dwarfs her house. Sofia Viglucci Special to the Miami Herald
A massive Bombax ceiba tree, estimated to be 60 feet tall and 90 years old, toppled during Hurricane Irma in Coral Gables, covering the entire street. Natalie Viglucci stands on the fallen trunk that dwarfs her house. Sofia Viglucci Special to the Miami Herald

The toppling of majestic ceiba tree evokes grief and gawkers

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