Groveland, CA – 35 year old Jason Alan Stuart died after he fell 80 to 100 feet out of a large Ponderosa tree. Stuart was removing the tree at a private residence. He was working for a local company called Down to Earth Construction. Stuart was climbing up the tree with his gear on, removing the branches on his way up. Co-workers heard Stuart say something and looked up to see him already halfway down the tree falling. He landed on a sidewalk just outside the residence. Stuart was unresponsive but had a pulse when emergency personnel arrived. He was rushed to Highway 120 to meet an air ambulance but died before being flown for treatment. According to his employer, Stuart was an experienced tree worker and climber.