Massive leaning tree removed from St. Pete mobile home park after Better Call Behnken investigation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — “Pinezilla” is gone!

Residents in a St. Petersburg mobile home park, Sawgrass Lake Estates, are resting easier tonight after management finally hired a company to take down the massive tree that was left leaning toward a home after Hurricane Irma.

“I am so happy to see this,” said Kimberly Lyle, who turned to Better Call Behnken saying she couldn’t sleep at night, fearing the massive tree would fall on her home.

Lyle said she went to park management but did not get help. She owns the home but rents the lot, so the tree is the management’s responsibility.

It took two Better Call Behnken stories and countless phone calls to the company’s corporate office but finally, the park hired Pete & Ron’s Tree Service to get rid of the tree.

“It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing,” Lyle said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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