This is not local but I’m sure we have all seen photos of this amazing Giant Sequoia with its incongruous and sad road tunnel drilled through it. Well it is now no more, having been blown down by recent storm. Read about it here:-

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/09/508919216/iconic-sequoia-tunnel-tree-brought-down-by-california-storm

“Tunnel trees were created in the 19th century to promote parks and inspire tourism”. As if ancient trees were not inspiring enough.