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Bridgeport, CT - Large maple tree split 3 ways, brought down power lines but missed my house and truck

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Large maple tree split 3 ways, brought down power lines but missed my house and truck

Picture posted by Citizen44 on Dec 06 '11 | See all Citizen44 photos

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Since: Mar 11

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#1 Dec 7, 2011
The snapped-off tree looks small in this photo- it is not. It was almost 4' in diameter. It took me about 7 full days to clean it all up- cutting everything up small, burning the branches, splitting the wood, hauling it away, and stacking it. I have about 1.5 seasons of wood from this single tree.

During a hurricane, the wind is generally going to come from the east, meaning the tree should have fallen on my house. If that had happened, it would have wiped my house out entirely. I wouldn't even be living there anymore. The tree split into 3 sections and fell in 3 different directions at the same time. I have no idea why.

You couldn't hear it fall- too windy. I realized it fell because I felt the ground shake!

Since: May 11

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#2 Dec 7, 2011
7:05 am The pic is not on yet Hope to see it later.

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#3 Dec 7, 2011
AVA_AVA_AVA wrote:
7:05 am The pic is not on yet Hope to see it later.
I see it at 9 AM, or is that because I'm the one that posted it???

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#4 Dec 7, 2011
Of course, I didn't help things by naming it like that... maybe there's an Irene working for topix.

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#5 Dec 7, 2011
Well, it's 9:20 and I still can't see it. It just says "photo not available".

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