Tree crews work to remove a large tree from Piedmont Avenue on Saturday morning. Photo: Tracey Taylor.

A large tree came down this weekend on Piedmont Avenue at the corner of Channing.

Police closed off access to Piedmont from the roundabout as tree crews worked under persistent rain to cut down and remove the tree debris, including the trunk and a significant number of branches, from the street.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...