Well, Sunday a gust of wind brought the inevitable, and around 10:00 a.m. the tree blew over.
|Rotten to the core.|
|That grayish block just right of center? Concrete.|
There were no outward signs of trouble, and I'm really glad that the huge tree came down on a Sunday morning when the site was largely empty of people. But it is a cautionary tale: if you have a special tree on your property, care for it. Also, cherish it. I don't know how much the Facebook folks appreciated this tree, but it would have been the perfect social hub if the social network had simply pulled out that lawn, put in a more compatible landscape, and added a few benches and tables.