While we were out this weekend, some big thunderstorms rolled through. Mostly nothing happened in our area, but we did loose one tree. It had been bent and obviously internally cracked in the snow storm last fall. Most of the other tree damage from the fall, was either minor, or it was obvious the tree just needed to come down. This one was half way between. The crack was fairly far down, but the tree was still quite alive above it. I was hoping it might just recover. Tyson was suggesting topping it to take the load off the crack, or possibly just take the tree down in a controlled manner to protect the maple underneath it.
Well, my hope was wrong and Tyson never got to try his strategies. Luckily the tree did not fall on the maple. But now, it is pretty much toast.