I got an upsetting phone call from my daughter, Tiffany a couple of days ago. It appears a smaller, but violent storm crashed through the area. Tif tells me most of the damage seemed to be localized to their house.
I doubt it because I looked online and saw that there were damages in many areas of Chicago. However, there are quite a few trees on the property and they took a hit. Art was a Tree Keeper and loves trees.
our large chestnut tree fell, luckily missing our house. We planted a smaller weeping cherry in its place.
Now two other trees have been damaged.
Poor Tif tried to move the limb herself but found it was too big and heavy.
Thank goodness the insurance company came right over and sent workers to fix the more dire things (fallen wires) right away.
Now if this wasn't bad enough, the ash that we planted split into two and came crashing down on poor Tiffany's car.
On the really bad side, her car may have been damaged a bit.
On the plus side (if you want to find anything positive) this is the tree that Tif says the birds were using for a toilet. They sat on the tree and pooped on her car constantly.
I don't know if that tree can be saved, but the side that had the branches over her car is now gone.
I love big trees. I do. I really do....in the forest.
With weather so unstable these days, I'm wondering whether big trees are wonderful to have close to the house.
Did I mention the swamp oak we also have in the back of the house... the BIG swamp oak?