Sunday, June 20, 2010

Another Tree Falls

I don't want to believe it. Tam came in from the porch not twenty minutes ago, saying, "The tree in the front yard is making popping noises."

Went out and listened and it was indeed producing sounds. Quiet ones, pop...rustle...pip. Squirrels setting up housekeeping? A raccoon? Then it went "P-POP skkkkt!" and started to sag. Down it went, breaking -- splitting! -- at the spot where the hollow branch broke off, the one I posted a photograph of this very morning.

Somehow it didn't hit the streetlight or the power drop to it; somehow it missed our neighbor's car. Alas, it is arched right over the sidewalk and the branch* is still slowly splitting lengthwise, high on the trunk. I ran a string and hung warning signs on it to encourage pedestrians to not walk under the hazard. We already have a call into Mr. Tree Guy.

If it's not one thing, it's two things.

I am not unique among gunbloggers for treefall, either! Ouch, Mr. B.
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* Branch, trunk, whatever. The tree forks into two separate, yet equally important parts (cue Law'n'Order sound). Call them what you will, but one part has done broke.

10 comments:

Mr.B said...

Try this for fun.....

http://middleoftheright.blogspot.com/2010/06/storm-aftermath.html

Sorry to hear about your trees.

Anonymous said...

Condolences. So, where will the
G5RV go now?
Anon, Don

Joseph said...

Ents, perhaps??

Roberta X said...

No, we spray for ents.

...what?...
...
...
Oh, ants. We spray for ants; the ents are kept cool enough by seasonal rain.

Midwest Chick said...

I don't think that ents would appreciate being sprayed. They'd also just walk away from the ants.

Secesh said...

Check out Snarkybytes for June 15th, he has just the thing for the retrotechnologist. A USB typewriter, it looks like the lovechild of an old compact typewriter and an Ipad.

Roberta X said...

Posted and linked, S! --But thanks for thinkin' of me. :)

Nathan said...

So I guess if a tree falls at Roseholme, it does make a sound...

Roberta X said...

That's 'cos neither Tam nor I went to Berkeley, Nathan

Tam said...

A sign the fates are being unkind to you: A tree breaks on a Sunday night, and the Monday morning begins with a thunderstorm...