This case involves a man that was crushed by a live oak tree branch in South Carolina. The man was walking through a field at a large university-owned arboretum. According to the university, the trees in this area of the campus had been checked within the past 3 months. As the man was standing underneath the live oak tree in question, a large branch broke off and pinned him to the ground. The man suffered massive internal bleeding from the impact. It was alleged that the tree had been rotting for a long time and was not being properly maintained. An expert in forestry was sought to opine on the condition of the tree and proper industry maintenance practices.