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Christmas Tree Down

Uploaded by: RenoSoHill

Thursday January 19, 2012

Reno, NV (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I guess we were too slow so Mother Nature took it down for us. Winds approaching 100 mph - brushed our house - no damage - missed the truck by 3 feet. $20 porch light destroyed!

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25. 94prowler
12:28 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Good picture. Those old spruce or firs are dangerous with their shallow root systems. $20. bucks was really cheap.
Now to rid of it!!!!!!!! Good luck.
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24. Wanda1948
8:09 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Duane, I'm sorry for the losses caused by storm!
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23. NatureGirlsBabies
1:06 AM GMT on January 23, 2012
Didn't need that on top of the fire. Glad you're safe, though. Take care.
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22. IA2VA
5:02 PM GMT on January 22, 2012
I can almost smell the pine smell that will penetrate the air when cut up--enjoy that final goodby to this beautiful tree
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21. gatorgal
10:24 AM GMT on January 22, 2012
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You nailed a perfect landing!!
If the tree had to come down this is the best way.
I know!
Take lots of shots of Mother Nature's handywork.
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20. Lucytoo
10:29 PM GMT on January 21, 2012
WOW, What a tree, and what a shot! It's amazing the root ball (from what I can view) is as small as it is in comparison to the tree size! Thank God no one was hurt, and very little damage!
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19. Agris
9:39 AM GMT on January 21, 2012
Ouch ! Plant some trees for future !
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18. gilg72
1:47 AM GMT on January 21, 2012
Update: Congratulations on your 2 photos showing up on Dr. Jeff Masters Blog.
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17. Bluesmaster
10:12 PM GMT on January 20, 2012
That's too close for comfort Duane... As I always say, I'd rather be lucky than good, lol!
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16. trailhiker44
7:27 PM GMT on January 20, 2012
This shot really tells a story!
You sure were LUCKY !!!
These trees do have a shallow root system , so they succumb to strong winds real easy.
Lucky, too that there was no other great damage done !
Had enough excitement for the day, I bet !
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15. Nita
5:21 PM GMT on January 20, 2012
Boy, that was a close call. Glad it missed the truck. I can't even imagine winds that strong.
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14. MojaveDesertRat
7:22 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
So glad it was only the porch light that was destroyed Duane!! I do believe God had Angels watching over you!!! : )
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13. catilac
6:03 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
This shot really shows the size of the tree! You were so lucky!!
A trip to Lowes for a new light :))
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12. RenoSoHill
5:36 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
Thanks for all your concerns. We were extremely lucky. Did not hear the tree fall-neighbor rang the door bell, he was working on his motorhome just to the left of the truck.
Tree did not have hardly any root system. Was planted in 1971. When we moved in -1973,I could put Christmas lights on the top standing on the ground. My only guess is our ground is too dry. .09 in of moisture since October and only 4.92 for the year. And yes - never did like that free standing porch lite!
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11. MNTornado
5:18 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
That is one very big tree. Any idea why the roots gave way? We only have this problem after a heavy rain witch softens the soil the trees foundation. I was under the impression it is pretty dry there where you live.
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10. SVLover
4:44 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
DUANE! I am so sorry that this burst of weather gave you a scare! Thank goodness nothing worse happened.
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9. katy99780
4:43 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
You hated that porch fixture anyway! Now you have an excuse to head for Home Depot!
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8. Madermade
3:48 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
Oh my Duane, that is such a terrible waste of a beautiful old tree, but on the other hand, it is a blessing you and Jeanne are ok and you didn't have any damage...I would say the good Lord was looking out for you!
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7. pegpics
2:42 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
How incredibly huge and seen on its back like that, incomprehensible to the senses!!!...another aspect of nature taken a little less for granted now, thanks to the photographers here at WU!
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6. gingyb
2:41 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
Gotta hate that wind.
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5. gilg72
2:39 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
Wowser! So Lucky it missed the house and Garage & Truck. Thank you for sharing this series. Congrats on VIP!
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4. beanhead
2:31 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
Whoa, that's a big tree down!
Shall we take up a collection for that $20 light fixture?!
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3. suzi46
2:27 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
woohoo! and WHEW!!! missed everything Duane..reminds me of the shots I took here during Hurricane Irene when our two trees fell between a 500 gal gas tank and the house..can ALWAYS deal with a cleanup after a close call..so glad everyone is safe :)
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2. kippic
2:25 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
OH MY; this shot really tells the story.
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1. Kennebunker
2:23 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
Wow! What foresight to place this tree so far to the right that when it fell to the left, it missed both the house and the truck. Lucky, lucky you that no damage was done.
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I can honestly say that there are two most remarkable men in the world today. Michio Kaku is one, and I am the other. Between us we cover all knowledge. Kaku knows all that can be known.................And I know the rest.................... Comments on my photos are appreciated as they help the journey to becoming a better camera guy. Duane.->>br>

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