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I’m thankful for . . . a tree with a good sense of direction

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Nov. 23, 2010 at 9:33 am with 3 Comments »
November 24, 2010 9:06 am

I lost an enormous blue spruce last night, probably due to the high winds. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it fell in the only possible direction it could fall and not hit my house or one of my three neighbors’ houses. If it had fallen just a few degrees another way, it would have landed right on my bedroom.

The only problem is that my entire back yard is filled with this tree. I’ll be dealing with my insurance company, but at least I’m not in the hospital. So I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. Too bad for the spruce, good news for the people and their houses. It’s sorta amazing when you consider the danger that falling trees represent that people here are so passionate about keeping them. I can’t even imagine taking down the large firs next to our house but every windstorm I look nervously outside waiting for them to come down.

  2. Glad you all missed it. I watch a big Blue spruce in my yard for the same risks and have it sailed to hopefully prevent the problem. Sorry you lost the tree but glad all were safe!

  3. Zillahboy says:

    Cheryl, We have a spruce tree that seems to be leaning more and more toward our house and our cars in the driveway, so I called a tree service just before the big storm. We agreed on the removal price, but he said he would have to wait for a dry day.

    I hope that doesn’t mean until July or August..Glad you had good luck with your tree. “.Rain, Rain go away.”

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