Trails Near the Tree of Life See Construction On Pathways In Response To Last Week’s Incident

Last week Screamscape reported on a story found on that told of a small tree limb falling from Animal Kingdom’s park icon, the Tree of Life.  Though reportedly only weighing approximately five pounds and having landed away from cast members and guests Disney has closed the Tree of Life’s surrounding trails and the It’s Tough To Be A Bug attraction in order to assess the situation and make any necessary repairs and adjustments.  Well Da Mouse then visited Animal Kingdom on Saturday to see what progress had been made. We saw clearly visible construction of what appears to be the structure for what most likely eventually becomes a roofed pathway over parts of the trails near the backside of the Tree of Life.  It seems pretty clear that there is enough concern over last week’s incident to add these structures as an overabundance of caution but we aren’t ones to speculate so we’ll await word from Disney as we hope to contact them in regards to this situation soon.  There is still no timetable set for the reopening of the aforementioned areas and though I’m sure Disney is working diligently on these repairs, one could understand them taking their time make sure everything is ok.  For images of the construction taking place on the trails, be sure to click past the break.