Tree collapse

There was a major rain and wind storm in our area a few weeks ago. We had something like 6 inches of rain in 24 hours, and winds of around 80 km/h (50 miles an hour).

 This isn’t normally a problem: we hunker down in our house and watch the water fall from the sky. But this time, one of the trees in our front yard suffered a calamity…


The picture above is of the clean up. The tree was about 30′ tall, and the top 15′ or so of it snapped off in a ragged mess. It was sad seeing a beautiful tree “shatter” like that. Our house wasn’t damaged or anything…just the poor tree.