Not a good year for trees

July 9, 2020


Apparently we had a terrible thunderstorm last night – slow-moving, sustained winds of 40-50 miles per hour for over and hour with gusts of 70 mph, and some rain. People lost power for hours (not me) and it was a big deal….. but not for me. I had a ‘good’ night of sleep. With my blindfold and two fans pointing at my head, I didn’t hear or see a thing.

I woke up in the morning and saw this out the window:

That’s a hedge in the middle of the picture, but the branches to the right are supposed to be much, much higher.

Yikes. I snapped a photo, sent it to Lloyd, then went to work and promptly forgot about it. It’s in the right-of-way, so it’s the city’s property. Fortunately, Sam called it in to the city. Thanks, Sam.

There were trees down all over town, so when I got back from work it was still on the ground. People are busy, and I figured it might take a couple of days for anyone to get around to it.

I stopped at a friend’s to visit for a while in the evening, and when I came back…. lo and behold!

All chopped up! (Sam, are you sure it wasn’t you?)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Not a good year for trees”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Wood for your Council Fire! Yay!
    I am glad I got to experience a little thunder while I was there. We rarely ever get it here.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Thanks for the picture, I was a little confused with your explanation. So glad nothing hit your house.

    I saw city trucks driving slowly around yesterday. Maybe they came by your street and took care of your tree.

    I don’t know how you slept through that storm. Not much lightning but lots of scary wind.


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