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Monday, September 10, 2012

A big branch, right where Lindy likes to nap

Winds of 50 kilometers per hour knocked a long branch off one of the big trees in our back yard Monday. We're so glad Lindy wasn't there at the time, because she likes to lie down right where it fell, between the Mountain Ash and the tall poplar.

Kay Davies photos, September 10, 2012 
The poplars are at least three times the height of the house, therefore close to 100 feet tall, with many long branches hanging down. I took this shot from a distance of about 45 feet, and couldn't begin to get their full height in the photo. (That's a storage shed seen behind the poplar, and the entrance door to the garage can be seen in the top photo, but the house doesn't really show here.)

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12 comments:

The Chair Speaks said...

We're so glad Lindy's not there when it happened. Perhaps those trees need some pruning. Purrs!

Daryl said...

oh dear, this is the second almost really serious (not that a tree or tree limb falling is not really serious) accident i have read about .. hilary over at crazy as a loom had a tree fall outside her house .. thankfully no one was hurt ... so glad no one was hurt here either

ladyfi said...

Lucky no one was hurt and nothing damaged.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a beautiful yard - glorious trees. I love poplars, we want some in our pasture......so glad Lindy wasnt there when it fell.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ The Chair Speaks—
I think you're right, EJ. In fact, I had my husband call an arborist last year, and pointed out how many branches were hanging down low and, I suggested, liable to break in a high wind.
The arborist said it was perfectly safe, and, the arborist being a man, my husband believed him. LOL
I'm thinking of calling in another arborist myself, and although it will probably be a man, I will insist that he prune the trees.
K

Gattina said...

You were really lucky, it's quiet a big branch, poor Lindy fortunately she choose another place to lie down.

Susan said...

It costs to prune, but costs a lot more not too. Glad your pals are all safe.

Fun60 said...

Trees are such a pleasure to have in the garden but I suppose nothing comes risk free. Thankfuly no-one was hurt.

Gary said...

Wow, Boom & I are glad she wasn't there too. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh -- you can't help thinking about what might have been -- and I'm so glad it wasn't. Still, I bet Lindy's good instincts would have kicked in and she'd have woken up and moved (if you hadn't already called her in because of the wind.) That was quite a storm. Yikes.

Powell River Books said...

When I hear winds like that are coming I make sure there isn't anything on the deck to blow away, and hunker down inside the cabin. It used to scare me a lot, but with time I have more confidence in the cabin's ability to withstand quite a storm. Hope your tree bounces back. - Margy

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! I'm glad Lindy is safe and your house as well. When we were in Illinois a couple of years ago, our chestnut tree fell and just missed the house. Trees are wonderful and we love them, but they can be scary in a wind storm. Please give a hug to Dick for us.... gently.