In California, the COulter PIne is known to produce extremely large Pine Cones, which can weigh on the order of 8+ lbs. Needless to say, much like tropical areas where the logical avoid standing under Coconut trees – most smart folks stay away from standing (or sleeping) under a Coulter. Some years ago I acquired one of these as a fall decoration. They truly are massive.
Like most Pine Trees, the cones only fall at a certain time of the year, and typically when laying down looking up at a football sized Pine Cone swawing in the wind, the logical would consider relocation…
Or a Hard Hat.
His attorney claims that the man deserves $5 million for the brain damage suffered from the seed pod.
A Navy veteran is suing after a giant pine cone allegedly fell on his head, causing brain damage in San Francisco.
Sean Mace was napping and reading underneath a pine tree at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park when the 16-pound pine cone fell, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Now, Mace is suing the US government, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park for $5 million in damages.
His attorney says that Mace has an irreversible brain injury, for which he has undergone two surgeries and will require a third.
The grove with the tree in question has been fenced off and officials have added signs warning “Danger: Giant seed pod falling from tree.”
Not sure how you operate on something that was empty in the first place…