This tree pummeled our neighbor’s yard and they had a lawn party scheduled for that afternoon. Our house was built in 1940, and from looking at the rings on the tree’s trunk, I’m guessing the tree was about the same age.
The winds came on Friday evening, about 8pm. It was a short burst of heavy wind, without lightening or thunder. The rain came a few minutes later, and there was very little of it. After a few minutes, all was calm, and this tree blocked our driveway and filled our neighbor’s yard.
I called J.R. that night. By the time I had gotten out of bed and made coffee on Saturday morning, he was cutting up the tree — which he rolled to the street by himself. By 1 or 2 o’clock, he was finished. J.R. is a worker!