Tree Falls on Portland Woman

, Posted: Thu, March 22 2012 at 8:33 AM, Updated: Thu, March 22 2012 at 8:49 AM

A pedestrian in Portland is recovering in the hospital after being pinned by a 100 year-old tree.

The woman was walking by the giant elm in Portland, when it fell Wednesday afternoon.

A city aborist says the tree weighs about 20-to-25 tons! He says she's one lucky woman.

There's apparently a fungus on the tree's roots, which wouldn't have been detected above ground.

When the tree fell, it also damaged the historic church on the street.

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