I heard that increasingly familiar BOOM this morning - the sound of a tree coming down on my street. Literally, the third time in one month. There must be some disease affecting them. And 24 hours of steady rain surely weakened an already dying thing. This time, the tree missed buildings and cars (for the most part - I have a tiny bullet-type ding in my windshield) but has me temporarily trapped. E-mailed my boss. I'll be late this morning. And, since I woke up with a nasty sore throat courtesy of gunk coming up through the air conditioning vents and the cold damp weather, I'm not going out to take photos in the rain this time.
When the chainsaws stop, I'll go out and see if I can leave.
It's a BIG problem here in the ATL area as well... as explained on the news last night by a tree maven, a few years of drought shorten the root structure (which didn't make ANY sense to me) and then a long period of wet weather softens the soil and the tree will fall in even a mild breeze...
Seems most of the ones falling recently fall into traffic and squash people in their cars... one got a Mom last week with THREE babies not even scratched in their child seats in the back.... sad deal....
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