A Tree Falls in Westmount


While out for a morning stroll I came upon this fallen tree in my local park. The trunk of the tree has snapped not far from the ground. The tree is being taken down by city employees, none of whom could recall seeing a tree break in this manner. Branches, even fairly large ones,  often are snapped by high winds, but for the tree to crack in half at this point is an anomaly.

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A clean break just a few feet from ground level.

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The inside of the tree had rotted, thankfully it came down without causing injury.

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Another angle.

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City employees at work. This angle shows how the tree fell. It was once straight up like its neighbours.

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DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

 

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