We had a very scary storm blow through mid-Michigan yesterday. Very high winds and torrential rain and it left this behind...
This is one of 2 matching maples in my front yard. Zeke, my basset hound is just on the left to give you some perspective of how large this tree is.
It is really sad because there was a robin's nest in the part that fell and all 4 babies were dumped onto the ground. I found them this morning, 2 are barely alive. I moved the nest upright and put them back in it but I don't have much hope for Mom and Dad to return. Poor little things!
I will have to cut the entire tree down (after the other baby robin's in the nest in the part that is upright have left the nest) It has split all the way down to the ground. It was a lovely shade tree and I will miss it. I have no power, it has been out for almost 18 hours and not expected to be restored for another 12 hours. But I have a generator so I am fine. I am surprised that my wireless internet is up but the tower is not in the affected area. There are many trees and power lines down in my area but I did not hear of any injuries, thankfully. I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day. It is supposed to get very hot and humid here.