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Old 07-23-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Holy crud look out!!!

This fell out of the sky for no reason yesterday!
Thank goodness the kids weren't over there. It looks like it's been rotting a long time. It was a perfect sunny windless day yesterday, and CRACK BOOM its on the ground!
Beware of falling tree trunks!

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Old 07-23-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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Holy cow Suzi! Glad the kids were not there.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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Good thing the kids were not under that.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:41 PM   #5
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Holy Cow (crud) is right! Lucky you guys.
Any campfire wood in that for you all?
It's an oak, no? I didn't look long enough at the pics.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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Whoa. I'm just glad nobody got hurt. That kind of scares me cause I have a really big old maple in my front yard and branches are always falling.
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Yikes!!!!Glad the kids are ok
Im glad I dont have many trees around my house, well at least not huge ones
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:21 PM   #8
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Yup we have at least a hundred oak trees..... about once a year a big chunk will fall off one.... 2 falls ago one twice that size almost fell on the propane tank.
That woulda sucked.
We have more firewood than we could ever burn!!!!
I'd love to cut them all down but that'd be dumb. They all seem to be falling on thier own anyway!!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #9
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Looks like a fungal disease, and unfortunately not much you can do about it except have them inspected yearly and limbed up to avoid this.
An arborist would be able to help with that and identify which limbs would have to be cut back each year. We also know the owner of Starhill Forest, I am sure he would be more than happy to pass along some info to help you out. The idea is basically that it is better to bring them down yourself as they rot out than let them fall and possible damage something or worse yet hurt someone!
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:09 PM   #10
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That's crazy! I guess nature heals herself.
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