I woke up to what sounded like a cap gun going off about five or six times, but then was followed by a tremendous CRACK! and a WHUMP! that could only be one thing.....
One of the City's trees split in half and took out our beautiful (and disease free) 50 foot tall White Pine. Snapped it like a twig. For a sense of scale - the remaining trunk of the White Pine is about 8 feet tall.
The City tree narrowly missed taking out our diseased Blue Spruce, but succeeded in destroying a 20 foot section of our new fence.
SO. Yet another reason to get back on the coldsheeping wagon. It was fun while I was off, but even with us being able to file a claim with the city for repairs and replacements, we will now need to take down some other trees in the area and replant.
Ah, the joys of home ownership!