Tree down near 45th and Osage

August 28, 2011

A squirrel surveys a tree down across Osage Avenue near 45th Street. The tree barely missed the power lines and house across the street.



3 Comments For This Post

  1. stephanie Says:

    oooh! bummer!

  2. Joe Says:

    It appears by the roots of this oak that they were already rotting and maybe even burned. If these storms continue with the same level of ferocity, then perhaps there needs to be an audit of some kind of the larger trees in the area, especially for root rot. There might be a formula that determines the vulnerability of certain trees by height, age, resilience to high winds, etc… This could be a method for home owners to assess some of the larger trees that are in striking range of their rooftops. I know this would be a complex procedure, especially if the tree is on your neighbor’s lawn; but it might be a beginning to change our view of older, unkempt or diseased trees, as something that needs to be cultivated like any other natural feature of our community.

  3. Anne Says:

    Your homeowner’s insurance might pay for a survey of trees on your property. Worth checking with them.

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