Once upon a time, my neighbors were on vacation, and I was kind of watching the place and we had this kind of storm. They did not call it a tornado. High winds though. Trees went down on every side of their house and not one of them hit the house. It was really freaky.
I have trees over my kennels, and I suppose over the house in the back. Those are oaks. The maples are on the sides and I don't think they will hit the house if they fall -- maybe one of them could. The pines are along the front, and pretty tall, not sure if they would hit the house though.
The one that hit the house on New Year's Eve -- yeah ice storm, was a wandering asp three. Softwood and dropped right at my front door, took out my electric pole, and I found out that I am responsible for that pole. And my power lines were all tangled up in that tree.
I couldn't call the electric company because all they would do is laugh and shut off my power. The tree was mine, my problem, the pole is mine so I had to call a contractor to take up the tree and he had to call an electrical guy to put in a new pole and deal with the wire.
So for three days, I was jumping over a tree with live power lines all tangled up in it to get out of my house. I hated that Asp tree.
It would drop little asp trees, and they would sprout up everywhere. I am glad it is gone. I just wish it didn't take my pole out with it.
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Last edited by selzer; 11-02-2012 at 09:42 PM.