Think I\'ll leave this alone for a while...
Still cleaning up after Isabel. This one has widow maker all over it. It took out three trees as it fell. One is a pine that I am beside. It was 18". Sheared right off! The root ball is not in the picture, the split I am standing by is loose enough that it will probably be on the ground in a few weeks. As you can see I am up in the air over five feet! I am six two for reference.
That was an oak over 125 years old.
There are three more trees just as big a few feet away by a creek. The area is a start of a ridge line. Must have been a heck of a gust.
-Mike Z. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]