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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Storm results

Here is our big old Norway Spruce in our front yard with its limb reaching down to the ground. The winds were very strong. Lots of trees came down in various parts of Ontario, as well as hydro poles. Thank goodness it wasn't our Blue Spruce which is on the opposite side of the house. With the direction of the wind, it would have come down right on our roof.


As I post these pictures I realize it is a little difficult to see the damage. I guess you'll just have to trust me! Have you ever had a tree come down in a storm?

23 comments:

  1. Jenn glad your house is safe. So many trees down ever where. Of all the trees down in Guelph there were 3 in particular had everyone (including me) lined up to take photos of them - it was a very destructive storm to evergreens it seems. Yes I have seen trees come down in storms - on our property it was during THAT ice storm a few years back. SO sad. ... Mary-Lou =^..^=

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  2. Before my beloved farmer died, when we lived on the farm, we lost several trees to storms - but they were usually trees which we lone trees in very exposed places.

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  3. Lost one panel of my fence but nothing drastic. Spent Saturday picking up pieces of roofing shingles that had blown from my neighbour's roofs. Mine was fine. Glad your house was spared.

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  4. Jenn, So glad your home was not hurt. Oh yes, a couple years back part of our hickory snapped. Not all the way...wish it had, Part is still hanging in the tree...and I'll be darned if that tree isn't still alive. Our son-in law is suppose to help Ted cut that part off. I do not want a piece of equipment in the yard. Ted won't climb the tree and won't let me...so that limb just looks bad. LOL. A bad thing about pines and firs...their roots are not as deep as some trees and with a huge soaking rain they some times blow over in big winds. I always feel grateful that doesn't happen here. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Glad that did not hit your roof!

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  6. A small tree came down in our yard during the last snowfall and several years ago we had a storm hit the island that flattened several dozen acres of old growth forest. It was odd to see a space that was treed as far as the eye could see laying flat. It’s since recovered but nowhere near its former splendour.

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  7. Oh, yes, Jenn. I lived in the woods for thirty years, and in that time some of the trees grew big enough to encroach again. The biggest potential fall went into the woods, and then we cut back, again. So glad all your damage was off stage, so to speak.

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  8. At least 1) it didn't damage anything, and 2) it looks as though the tree will still look okay when the damaged limb is removed. Right? Hope so.

    A couple/few years ago we had a huge popple tree come down right on the middle of our high-sided trailer. Destroyed the wood sides, of course, and bent the metal frame all to heck. Good Neighbor D took the twisted frame to his shop and bent and welded it back into place. Then hubby and another friend replaced the wood. We were lucky it could actually be repaired as it's a piece of equipment we seem to use a lot.

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  9. We had a massive blue spruce on our front lawn that we had cut down...if it went there was only potential disaster on all sides lol.....

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  10. Yes, thank goodness there was no damage from trees to your home! The wind was really bad that day. We've been noticing shingles all over the city. So many roofs were damaged. Thankfully ours withstood the craziness!

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  11. When we lived by the sea, our village's name was supposed to be an Aboriginal word to mean "Place of Many Winds" so gales were common. We never lost a complete tree but limbs did fall. Many eucalypts are known as Widow-Makers because limbs drop unexpectedly. One narrowly missed me when tending to my worm farm once. It's a shocking thing to see a toppled tree in a paddock with its small skirt of earth over the roots looking like a scab picked off from land. You wonder how trees hang on.

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  12. Glad you and your home are safe. Sometimes its a blessing when a limb comes down, it probably wasn't the healthiest to begin with. Haul it away and you might see that tree flourish!

    Jane

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  13. First time visitor… found my way here by way of Karen’s This Old House 2. My wife and I live in Prince Edward County… a quiet rural retired life with our two pets. We also felt the wind’s power and some toppled trees around our property.

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  14. We lost around ten trees on our property in recent storms - that hasn't happened before in all the years we've owned a house - this year's storms seem particularly fierce.

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  15. We had a HUGE pine come down on our truck and house in 2002. It destroyed the truck and broke the roof joists. They had to tear the roof right off one side of the house. We didn't like the slant on the roof in that bedroom so we had them give it a little lift so we had a dormer.
    Thankfully we didn't have any damage from this one. There was a big tree down across the neighbours lane.

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  16. Wind storms can be so scary and damaging! I'm glad you didn't have damage to your roof!

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  17. We had strong winds just north of us - we were spared this time. There were numerous trees, limbs, sheds, you-name-it down on my trip north to Vermont this weekend. I have a very large and dying pine tree just in front of the house. Every time we get high winds, I hold my breath!

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  18. Hopefully the tree will recover and look so much better. Storms can be so wicked to plants and trees. Glad your home was ok. Have a good week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  19. So glad you and your house are safe, Jenn! That was a frightening storm, I can't believe how many huge trees came down in it! We had no damage here, just a ton of heavy rain. I don't think my back garden is ever going to dry out this year!

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  20. Yikes! Yes, I had one come up by the roots once. Heartbreak. But I am so glad you are all right.

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