A large tree has toppled over in Greenford without warning and damaged a parked car.
Fortunately nobody was hurt when the lime tree fell in Garrick Road last Saturday morning, but the incident has caused residents to worry about whether the other trees in the street are safe.
Mark Harfield, 52, from Mornington Road, spotted the tree as he was on his way to do his shopping at about 11.30am.
He said: "I phoned the police to let them know but as far as I’m aware they never turned up. I had to rummage around the tree myself to make sure no one was underneath. There were no residents around at all. Cars were turning down the road and then going back because obviously they could not get through.
"It’s a fairly quiet road. The tree had fallen down and nobody seemed interested. Neighbours do not know each other as well as they used to. When I came back from my shopping, there were two guys chatting and I found out that the tree had fallen at around 9.45am."
Ealing Council received a call at midday and finished clearing up the scene by 3.30pm.
Mr Harfield, who works for Barclays bank in West Drayton, said the incident has provoked a lot of comments on his Greenford Middlesex Facebook page from people worried about trees in the area.
The council inspected the tree stump on Monday but found no sign of fungus or disease.
A spokesperson for the council said the remainder of the tree was not at a strange angle and that they found no reason to inspect other trees in the area.