Earlier this month a couple of dead trees snapped in my backyard. While eating breakfast yesterday morning, I noticed the trees were swaying a lot. With high winds expected all day I thought there was a good chance the trees would come down. I quickly moved a camera from pointing at my back door out to the yard, hoping I could catch it on video. I was still at the kitchen table when they fell less than five minutes later.
I’m glad they came down on their own because it would have been dangerous cutting them the way everything was leaning and hanging on the other tree.
Last night, exactly 12 hours later, I heard another tree crack and fall. The larger tree that had been holding up the two must have been weakened by their weight over the course of the two weeks.
Again, very lucky it fell away from my yard. Everything should be easy to clean up in the spring.