We’ve had a lot of rain in the past few days. That’s the explanation for why this tree fell over. I talked to someone who saw it happen. He said, “The ground was so soft it just fell over.”
Of course, this was a huge tree and as it came crashing down, it took out another tree in the park.
It’s hard to see in this shot but we were actually pretty lucky about how this tree landed.
The branches managed to straddle either side of this lamp post at the park.
It’s amazing that this huge tree came down and took out another tree but just narrowly missed taking out this lamp post as well. You can see the downed tree branches on either side of it here.
It also stopped just shy of taking out this picnic shelter.
The crazy thing is that there was actually a special event being held at this park on Saturday. Thankfully, it was rainy and not a lot of people were out. No on was hurt and no park structures were damaged. Thank goodness.
It just goes to show you the power of nature.