Thanks for the concern, @Kyeh. I’m doing fine myself, though I do expect actual damages to crop up later. My house is on expansive soils, so I won’t be surprised to see some shifting in the coming months.
“we hardly ever get banged… very hard. We’ll get tail… We got almost an inch on January 1st. Yesterday wasn’t even a third of an inch… It’s still a lot for us… we need a direct hit, from either north or south”
Well there are tree carcasses in the streets, and on peoples cars and lawns still here in Sacramento. All the tree cutting services are very busy, even at night I see them cutting up trees and branches to get them out of the way. My area hasn’t flooded, we did get a few inches of water on the back patio we had to wade through, but we’re ok thank you for asking.
@BriPliana@Kyeh The photo was taken on Weyerhaeuser timberland that is adjacent to my property. This particular area is ~a mile from my place. They had recently clear-cut the trees on the downhill side of these trees when the big wind came along and, with nothing to block it, took this one (and many other remaining ones) down. They went ahead and finished logging (and replanting) the area not long after.
@BriPliana@Kyeh When they logged the commercial timberland adjacent to the back of my property, there was some contention over a large fir tree that was so close to the line that it was hard to tell whose tree it was. After some back-and-forth, we finally decided that it was (just barely) on their side and they took it down. The stump was a full 4 feet in diameter, but upon counting the rings, I was surprised to find it was only about 55 years old (about the same as me at the time ). It had some periods of pretty fast growth (i.e., wide rings) over the years.
When I used to hike by the tree with my kids, we used to call it “Grampa Fir Tree”, but I guess it was actually closer to “Uncle Fir Tree”.
@BriPliana@Kyeh The replanted trees are about 12-14 feet tall (too big to poach for Christmas trees ).
When they cut the big fir down, they cut off a slice to square the butt of the log. I thought “Hey! I can make a cool patio table out of that!” But it was so heavy that my tractor couldn’t move it! Now it, along with the stump, is covered with a huge mound of blackberry vines.
@BriPliana@macromeh That would have been a wonderful table! Blackberry vines … I had a relative who lived on Mercer Island before it got so developed, and when we visited her when I was a kid, I loved wandering through the brambles and picking berries. It was an adventure - once I almost stepped on a snake, another time I saw a spider web as big as I was!
@phendrick Well lets see… bananas are 7-8" long for the most part. Kids that look about the age of the one in the photo are on the lower end of the 5’ range… lets say 5’2"… so 7.75 - 8.85 bananas tall. Thus 7-8 bananas, of which one has a bite out of it. The rest of my answer in not indented so showme works.
@phendrick Here you go (Looks like they are assuming 8" bananas). You are welcome. (Google the land of all answers, correct or not LOL). I don’t think I want to eat my height in bananas in one sitting.