Sunday, 23 January 2011

one tree many branches

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, January 23, 2011 with 1 comment
CapitalSummer Half Marathon
31. 1:39:56 Tim Calver
33. 1:40:08 Geoff Moore
37. 1:42:46 Bronia Rowe
45. 1:46:55 Warrick Howieson
46. 1:47:04 Colleen Koh
92. 2:11:58 Caroline Campbell
103 finishers

CapitalSummer 10k
18 44.27 Abigail Clark
85 finishers

Candid Canberra #47. Neighbour's 40 year old eucalypt tree falls.
I was packing the car at 5:50am today ready to head out to Stromlo to train when I heard an ominous cracking sound, like a tree branch about to fall. Turns out it was the whole tree at the front of one of my neighbours, Chris Davey. I was watching as the tree hit the ground. These photos are taken in late afternoon after much of the cleanup had been completed, including the unblocking of their immediate neighbour's driveway. A demolished mailbox seems to be the only serious casualty. The tree would have destroyed any car, person, or animal in its path had there been any there. Luckily, no.

We have a tree out the front, larger, of the same vintage.

Footnote: just three days earlier Chris, concerned about the way the tree was leaning, had consulted a "tree expert:" who assured Chris the tree was "sturdy", would "never fall", and "only a trim is needed".

Our tree is about to get a trim, we have decided.

1 comment:

  1. That's exctly why I hate eucalypt trees! We have a huge one in our backyard and I'm always afraid it will fall one day; the nasty things do that all the time! Glad no one was in the way.