Those big trees slice through houses too. This poor woman was on the second floor and was found on the first floor.
That one last year was just horrific. It is laid about as flat as could be.
We had a tragic one several years back, just a couple of miles from the house. They had logged away for construction and left this strip of tall spindly trees. One of them was rotten and not much of a breeze blew it down on a passing minivan, killing both parents in the front seat and sparing the lives of the two kids in the back seat.
My neighbor had a couple of widowmakers on his property, both dead and one leaning on the other. It drove me nuts so I brought home the big excavator and laid them down for firewood. It took longer to load/unload than it did to do the work.
We have tall close trees and I will be happy to move away from here. I love them but damn, when it gets windy.
I had a cottonwood climbed and dropped that was too close to the power lines out back.
My neighbor let those abominable weeds grow way too tall, and threaten his house, power lines and the other neighbor's shop. I called the rental place and got a 45' boom lift ( I wanted a 65' ) and we pieced it down or dropped them whole where we could. Those trees are heavy, fast growing, and prone to rot. They grow up fast to hazard size.
We all got together and took them down or topped them, depending on the issues.
I took off the walk gate and sent this one through.
Roped them down whole were we could.
it had grown around the guy wire for the power pole. That little slice will hang there.