Last week there were two power outages on the west side of Elk Grove. For some it lasted only a few moments and for others it lasted longer. At the time SMUD didn’t have an explanation for the outage. They may now have found the culprit. The eucalyptus trees on the Valley Hi Country Club property along Elk Grove Blvd. According to a letter sent out to club members, SMUD informed the club that they believe debris from the trees is what shorted out the power lines.