Cousin Bill came to bring a few presents and he told us that a dead oak along the woods line below the old road had blown down (yep it was up hill) and he got out and got the large branches out of the driveway. Prince went to look to see if any more limbs needed to be moved and before he got half way up the driveway, SNAP.
The large beach tree about 15 feet below the drive on the hillside had snapped off. This is the next morning afterwards. When I went to look that night, Prince's truck and Brenda's SUV were being used as spotlights and it looked like a giant octopus had landed over the driveway.
As you can tell it snapped several feet above ground. and yes it blew up hill, hit a large limb on a big oak beside it and almost uprooted a cedar tree in it way down to earth.
This is looking down the hill at the large trunk.
When I went down the driveway to check out the boys progress, this old hickory was leaning. Puppy announced it had gone over when they finished getting the driveway clear.
When the beach tree snapped off and blocked the driveway it had already gotten dark. Prince, Puppy and Lewis went down with tools in hand to see if they could clear the driveway. Brenda went down and helped with the limbs and had her lights on her SUV to help light up the area. A good Samaritan stopped and said he had a new chain saw. He went home and came back and made quick work with the remaining limbs. You see Prince had not put on his new chain on his chain saw. Three hours after the tree fell, the boys came in and Bill was free to head on his way.
May God Bless the young man who came and offered his help.
The kitty justice is always have a new chain on your saw and never go anywhere when the wind BLOWS.