It all started at the beginning of this incredible storm season of 2011. I drove to work one morning and this is what greeted me outside of Emory's Law School. There wasn't a tornado - just the straight line winds the night before. Can you believe it? It shook me to my core. The pregnancy hormones didn't help either. In this same storm a father and son were killed by a tree falling on their house.
That same night we had a small limb fall from this tree (below) into our roof. The limb was not large at all but fell with such force from such a height that it punctured our roof. That was a quick $350 spent. From a tree we have already invested so much in keeping healthy to date... I felt like God was giving me too many signs to ignore...
Kirk made an astute observation as we have had storms and giant trees fall weekly for the past few months across Atlanta. Usually seemingly healthy trees rising up from their root balls which just feels like the apocalypse. Kirk noted that Sherman burned Atlanta during the Civil War 120-150 years ago. Then came Reconstruction where there was so much rebuilding and replanting. Now all those 100+ year old trees are giving way at the same time.
It has stormed almost daily since our tree came down. I sleep much easier now. And my 'nesting' instincts have shifted from tree removal to washing baby clothes. Goodbye tree. You lived a good life.