Monday, October 12, 2020

Cutting the Tree Before Hurricane Coming – Nature and Wildlife 20

Fig- 01- Busted and broken tree

We have 3 trees in front of our house. Squirrels, birds and some other critters use these trees as their:

- shelter

- play areas (branches)

- site for reproduction (nesting for birds)

- resting

- hiding from predators

- source of foods

We love to observe these critters, usually in the morning or afternoon while drinking a cup of coffee or tea.

Unfortunately, the trees seem have been “decayed” due to fungi diseases, and even one of them busted and destroyed recently.


Fig- 02- Falling part of broken tree

We decided to cut all these trees down, the day before hurricane Delta “visit” our areas.

This Hurricane was estimated as category 3, where the wind could reach 115 mph (185 km per hour). Deadly wind actually.


Fig- 03- Special truck ready to cut the trees

In addition to strong wind, Delta could cause surge along coastline up to 3.4 m (11 feet). Then, followed by rainfall and flooding.  


Fig- 04- Cutting into pieces

We wonder whether our trees could stand up by this kind of hurricane, thus we call a tree removal, pruning or trimming company in our city.

The company sent a truck with special equipment. It was take several hours only (less than a day):

- to cut trees down

- chopping the trunk (log) into pieces

- clean all debris

- haul the woods away

Hopefully, we could replace the removal trees to new ones in the next near future. 

21 comments:

  1. Hello my friend, It always makes me very sad that many trees are affected by strong winds, storms or hurricanes. But understand that you wanted to take them away even though many animals are not happy either just like me because i love trees.

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  2. Sadly, wind storms expose vulnerable trees that fall on homes and threaten lives. In such cases, prevention is wise! Perhaps one day you will plant young new trees.

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  3. So sad but I am sure they could have been damaged. I live in the heartland and we have straight winds in spite of tornados and some bad winters too. This street used to have a wonderful canopy of trees that changed with the seasons. Now a good many are gone due to an ice storm that happened over a decade ago. Recently one just collapsed into the street.

    Great you guys were prepared for the storm.

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  4. Trees can cause a lot damage to the house and the cars when they fall. Sunday when it was so windy here a branch fell on the roof. It was a small one, but it sounded so scary. Hopefully, not all your trees are gone. I am sure you will see those critters around. Hope all is well there.

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      Cutting the Tree Before Hurricane Coming – Nature and Wildlife 20
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      Fig- 01- Busted and broken tree

      We have 3 trees in front of our house. Squirrels, birds and some other critters use these trees as their:
      - shelter
      - play areas (branches)
      - site for reproduction (nesting for birds)
      - resting
      - hiding from predators
      - source of foods

      We love to observe these critters, usually in the morning or afternoon while drinking a cup of coffee or tea.

      Unfortunately, the trees seem have been “decayed” due to fungi diseases, and even one of them busted and destroyed recently.

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  5. A good idea to be proactive where old trees are concerned. Well done.

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  6. Tanza, We hate losing trees as well but we have also had a couple dead or damaged trees removed...rather than having them fall on our house in a thunderstorm. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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      Cutting the Tree Before Hurricane Coming – Nature and Wildlife 20
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      Fig- 02- Falling part of broken tree

      We decided to cut all these trees down, the day before hurricane Delta “visit” our areas.

      This Hurricane was estimated as category 3, where the wind could reach 115 mph (185 km per hour). Deadly wind actually.

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  8. A good decision to prevent any damage to your property. Sad to lose trees but you can plant new ones if you decide to.

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  9. You were probably smart to cut down the trees before the storm.

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      Cutting the Tree Before Hurricane Coming – Nature and Wildlife 20
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      Fig- 03- Special truck ready to cut the trees

      In addition to strong wind, Delta could cause surge along coastline up to 3.4 m (11 feet). Then, followed by rainfall and flooding.

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  11. That's sad for the tree inhabitants, but for you certainly less dangerous !

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  12. Che tristezza vedere questi alberi spezzati....

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      Cutting the Tree Before Hurricane Coming – Nature and Wildlife 20
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      Fig- 04- Cutting into pieces

      We wonder whether our trees could stand up by this kind of hurricane, thus we call a tree removal, pruning or trimming company in our city.

      The company sent a truck with special equipment. It was take several hours only (less than a day):
      - to cut trees down
      - chopping the trunk (log) into pieces
      - clean all debris
      - haul the woods away

      Hopefully, we could replace the removal trees to new ones in the next near future.

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  13. Sometimes it is necessary when the trees get too tall.

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  14. Dificil saberlo. Pero fue una acerteda decisión.
    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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      Cutting the Tree Before Hurricane Coming – Nature and Wildlife 20
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      Fig- 01- Busted and broken tree

      We have 3 trees in front of our house. Squirrels, birds and some other critters use these trees as their:
      - shelter
      - play areas (branches)
      - site for reproduction (nesting for birds)
      - resting
      - hiding from predators
      - source of foods

      We love to observe these critters, usually in the morning or afternoon while drinking a cup of coffee or tea.

      Unfortunately, the trees seem have been “decayed” due to fungi diseases, and even one of them busted and destroyed recently.

      Delete

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