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.
A clean break just a few feet from ground level.
The inside of the tree had rotted, thankfully it came down without causing injury.
City employees at work. This angle shows how the tree fell. It was once straight up like its neighbours.