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 Ivan...

Hurricane Frances came up to Hendersonville in early September 2004 and dropped over a foot of rain. A few weeks later Hurricane Ivan followed, and blew down about 5000 trees in Hendersonville, including a huge oak in our garden which pushed over an even bigger tulip poplar on its way, for several hundred feet of downed trees.

Here are some scenes of the results.
one of the 33 trees across the road - the one we didn't have to cut
one of the 33 trees across the road - the one we didn't have to cut
along Ransier Drive - bits of the neighbor's tree across the street
along Ransier Drive - bits of the neighbor's tree across the street
along Ransier Drive, from the neighbor's tree across the street
along Ransier Drive, from the neighbor's tree across the street
NC Department of Transportation cleaning up the tree trash
NC Department of Transportation cleaning up the tree trash
NC Department of Transportation cleaning up the tree trash
NC Department of Transportation cleaning up the tree trash
one of the many truckloads of tree trash
one of the many truckloads of tree trash
oak root ball - where the little mounted roots came from
oak root ball - where the little mounted roots came from
looking north along the oak tree
looking north along the oak tree
32 inch oak on the ground
32 inch oak on the ground
looking north along the oak
looking north along the oak
oak, resting on the tulip poplar root ball
oak, resting on the tulip poplar root ball
middle of the oak, resting on the rootball of the tulip poplar
middle of the oak, resting on the rootball of the tulip poplar
u8%2fbstelloh%2fsmall%2f37519862.0411010003.jpg getting the oak limbs down to the ground
getting the oak limbs down to the ground
oak limbs down, ready to cut
oak limbs down, ready to cut
looking south, up the tulip poplar, after whittling the oak limbs
looking south, up the tulip poplar, after whittling the oak limbs
path across glen looking south - middle of the tulip poplar
path across glen looking south - middle of the tulip poplar
glen path looking west - tip end of the tulip poplar, reaching almost to our driveway
glen path looking west - tip end of the tulip poplar, reaching almost to our driveway
close call for several azaleas
close call for several azaleas
close call for 'Inch'
close call for 'Inch'
help from Larry Austin and his friends, taking firewood to their church friends
help from Larry Austin and his friends, taking firewood to their church friends
getting the oak stump back into the ground
getting the oak stump back into the ground