Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wind vs Tree.........

Yesterday here in Fort Collins, about 3 p.m., we experienced a microburst wind event with a bit of rain.  Didn't think too much of it, as this happens quite frequently as temperatures start to warm up and high and low pressure areas collide.  However, it did some damage on campus.  A mature linden tree, approximately 40 feet in height was apparently blown over by the wind.  On closer inspection, it appears there may have been some pre-disposing factors that contributed to the demise of the tree.  It looked like it was planted incorrectly and there was some butt rot involved.  I'm posting photos of the trunk and the entire tree for you to decide. 
 Luckily no one was hurt nor was any property damaged, i.e. cars, etc.  Above photo is of the complete fallen tree as taken from the east side of NESB.

Left photo:  Looking southeast from NESB


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