Storm Eleanor Jan 2018

We didn’t notice our latest victim of storm damage until a couple of days after storm Eleanor. The tree was a Western Hemlock conifer (Tsuga heterophylla) probably, over forty years old and sixty feet tall.

It was growing out of a stand of bamboo, Sasa palmata and the base of the trunk shattered with half of the bowl lifting and half remaining in the ground. It fell in an Easterly direction completely crossing over our right hand neighbours’ garden and going well into their right hand neighbours’ property.

In both gardens it lay across garden sheds without doing significant damage. Linda and I with some help from our neighbours managed to get it down from over the sheds without any further damage and to cut it up into portable, split-able lengths in one day.

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