Pics from Minnesota windstorm of June 21, 2013
Trees down by my house. Both of those boulevard trees are as mature as the rest in the pic. Both had their roots cut and sidwewalk redone by the city recently.
Same size tree, just down the block. See how the sidewalk was redone? The tree going down SHOULD have destroyed the entire sidewalk, but they cut the roots. Only trees whose roots were cut fell, at least on my block.
Entire album here.
Thank GOD there was no damage to my house, but this is my neighbor's garage: