I have never been bothered by weather forecasts that threatened high winds or thunderstorms. I have a lot of trees, but they are very strong and sturdy. I have a Queens tree service that comes out on a regular basis and prune them, making them even healthier and able to withstand a lot of what Mother Nature may throw at them. Well, that way of thinking worked for me for over 20 years, but my streak was broken with a late summer storm last year. One of oak trees was struck by lightning, and down she came.
That alone would have been okay, but it fell at the wrong angle. Instead of just hitting the ground, it hit my neighbor’s back porch. That is how huge this tree was. I imagine it was easily 60 foot tall if not taller. Continue reading