Imagery,  Incidents

Bit of a blow

Today’s gusty weather has brought at least two large limbs down. Rob reported a chestnut limb falling near the lodge this morning, and there’s an oak limb impaled in the path next to the former Elizabethan gardens.

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The fall of this fractured bough was slowed by the smaller trees, so that the broken tip hit the ground first. With an alarming result.

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So if the wind keeps up on Friday, best avoid these woodland areas. Chestnut and sycamore are weak-limbed and brittle, but the fracturing of an oak is indicative of something else again.

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