Thursday, May 3, 2012

Only lemons today....

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.....

...tree failure.

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!


  1. i am so sorry! saw your post on fb, too. what a bummer.

  2. I am SO sorry! My parents lost ~50 of their trees (they live on ~15 acres) due to a tornado last spring. They live near the blue ridge mountains in an area that hadn't had a tornado in 100 years!