The wind hit speeds of 83 mph today and will continue into the evening.
I took the opportunity to document the tree damage and note saying I mentioned this would occur. The image to the left is the view from my office. My garden is in the forefront and suffered some damage.
But nothing compared the guy in the truck. The mess above came down in and onto his truck. It was far too bad outside to get a decent photo, so I took one from in my office. The dents on the side of his truck came from huge tree trunks falling into, and bouncing off the vehicle. The truck bed is loaded with branches. So is my planting bed next to the driveway since that is where some landed, and the inconsiderate louse threw them before I raced outside to rescue my roses. That is why only one photo, because I had to put the camera down in a hurry.
I watched as the huge branches over a foot in diameter fell on his truck. I was talking on the phone discussing the first tree to lose about half of itself with the neighbor whose yard was covered with the debris, when this tree dropped huge limbs. The neighbor’s yard is below.
Still on the phone and minutes later, this tree below lost the whole crown. I saw this one fall too.
And this is all that is left.
Another tree suffered this damage.
The mess it left is covering an entire front yard.
The city workers arrive as people are cleaning up the fallen branches and limbs.
For a little scale, the worker is sawing the limbs into smaller pieces for the front loader to remove. The image above, notice the woman at the pile of twigs. See how big the tree is behind her?
Here is the big equipment that arrived shortly after because the street was blocked with debris.
Below you can see the size of one of the limbs being loaded into the dump truck. It is the size of an average tree trunk.
And another view of the tree that towers over my office. Think I should move?
My 16 foot Japanese Lilac trees have escaped damage, but I am not sure if they will not be taken out by the big Norway next door as the wind has not let up all day.
This is nothing compared to what is occurring in the South with tornadoes. My condolences go out to these folks losing everything. A tornado was predicted, but did not happen here. I did lose a portion of my roof though.
Stop back for the end of the month garden wrap up. I took images before this wind storm and you can see my flowers before the damage.