Heard a loud "CR-WHACK" and a "WHUMP" that shook the ground last night about 2 am..
Winds had been gusting over 60 mph most of the night here,and I knew it was a big tree falling--just prayed it wasn't in my yard!..
When I got up this morning,I looked out all the windows on the 4 sides of the house,and saw this in my neighbors yard about 50 feet away..
It was a huge pine tree about 18" thick and 50+ feet tall,it snapped like a toothpick,wasn't rotted at all,it was a healthy tree!..good thing it fell towards the back yard,that shed next to it just had its roof replaced 2 weeks ago,for a hefty sum,it would have smashed it flat,and destroyed his fairly new John Deere riding mower and a lot of other yard equipment!..
A few homes had huge trees slice them almost in half last night in other towns in MA..
My roof got the front facing side re-shingled today--the winds were still gusting over 40 mph in the morning,and the tarp they hung to catch the torn off shingles and tar paper,ended up flapping and most of the debris went into orbit,and landed everywhere in my yard,and my next door neighbors!..
They had to hold off picking all the mess up until later in the afternoon after the winds died down..they did a great job,a lot more thorough than I figured,they picked up just about every scrap of it..did a great job on the roof too,I may think I'm pulling into the wrong driveway now!..