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#1 grand OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 07:33 PM

My wife and I were watching the 6 o'clock news and they had severe storm watches for our area. The sky was dark to the northwest but at the time everything was quiet. In a very short time the wind became very intense. The weather service recorded the wind at 60 mph which we have seen before. But this time it took down a large tree just a short distance from our kitchen window. Fortunately it didn't cause any damage and nobody got hurt. I always wondered about this tree when I went to our burn barrel, as it already leaned in that direction. If you look closely at the pics you can see that the burn barrel survived. It is the dark spot in the second pic on the right side of the tree.
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Edited by grand, June 03, 2012 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted June 03, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Good, it didn't do any damage. Well, you've got some firewood there.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 07:50 PM

George glad it didn't do any damage.Didn't look like the tree had a very good root system for its size.Speeking of storms we had 5 " of rain from the storm fri night.How about you guys?If you guys had alot of rain fri night that might not of helped matters.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 07:50 PM

It will make a nice addition to the firewood pile. If I had your woodworking skills Will, I could probably make something fantastic. But lacking your skills, it will just have to add warmth on a cold winter's night.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 07:56 PM

George glad it didn't do any damage.Didn't look like the tree had a very good root system for its size.Speeking of storms we had 5 " of rain from the storm fri night.How about you guys?If you guys had alot of rain fri night that might not of helped matters.

I don't know exactly how much rain we got because we don't have a rain gauge, but I do know we got quite a bit. You are right Craig about the root system. That surprised me when I saw how small a root system the tree had. That may also explain why it leaned so much, but fell in the right direction and didn't cause any damage.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:13 PM

The same system gave us 1 1/2" of BADLY needed rain, but luckily we had no wind. Grand, so glad the tree missed damaging anything other than the yard itself.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:14 PM

George, we had some pretty good winds here in Gettyburg too, but I didn't loose any trees. I think most of the rain missed us as we only got about 1.5 inches. Glad to see there wasn't too much damage out your way, and it's always good to add to the wood pile.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Can't beat mother nature, good thing it went the way it did and not towards the house.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:26 PM

I am glad the wind knocked the tree down. One less tree I have to cut down and that one I was a little worried when it did come time to cut it down with how much it leaned. Plus now we don't have to worry about digging or grinding the stump out.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:39 PM

I'm glad it landed safe and no one was hurt! And it is amazing seeing how few roots that tree had.

Our forecast called for a chance of a passing shower in the afternoon. We had one of the biggest thunderstorms I've seen in years come through a few hours ago. Even marble sized hail. It rained so hard in about an hour that my pool was overflowing when I pulled in. It was 3 inches below the skimmer top an hour earlier.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Grand, I'm glad the tree didn't do any damage. It looks a little light on roots on one side.

We had storms too, but no trees down.

Hope George makes short work of that tree for you.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:15 PM

Glad the house and it's occupants are fine.
We had some pretty good winds around that same time, going almost due south.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:17 PM

George, I'm glad you suffered no damages from the tree coming down. The weather can sure do some strange things. Glad all is OK.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:48 PM

That was some pretty good wind, George! I'm glad it fell away from the house. Shouldn't be too hard to cut up from there!
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Glad no one was hurt and as you said it will help out next winter.
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