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Last Thursday evening Betsy and I were thinking about getting supper ready when all of a sudden a strong wind came up and all kinds of nuts started falling from the trees around our house. Then one of our umbrellas started scooting along the deck. As we worked to get the umbrella down and other things on the deck firmly anchored, we heard a brick cracking sound behind the house. This was accompanied by a tall tree crashing down.
When the tree came down, it took most of a smaller tree with it.
We were amazed that such a big tree could come down so quickly. The fact that the trunk broke rather than the root ball coming up made it even more amazing.
We were fortunate in two respects: First, that the tree didn’t hit the house, and second, the tree was on golf course property. Friday morning Glade employees equipped with chain saws arrived on the scene and went to work.
In a remarkably short time they had the tree cut up and loaded into a truck (actually several loads). Soon the view from our back deck was as beautiful as ever — minus a couple of trees