What Happened?

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On Tuesday I hinted at the HUGE tree down in our yard. First, let’s go back to Helping in the Yard though. You might remember the tree I talked about climbing and the neighbor coming out to assist me because, as he delicately put it, I was “going to break my neck.” Well, there it is to the left in all its upright glory.

I have since learned that this tree, and several others in the yard, are called Laurel Oaks. I was also told that they can be called Water Oaks but according to Wikipedia, those are two different types of species. I will do a little more research on this and get back to you. I digress . . . there it is in all its upright glory.

Wednesday morning I got a phone call from my neighbor about one pm informing me that a “real big” tree had fallen in my yard. I was not close to home so I called David. He went to the house and then called me saying, “Well, this is something Christie.” And he was right.

I arrived home about an hour later and this is the sight that greeted me:

What happened? Keep checking back in to find out more about this tree mystery, what we do to fix this situation, and whether this is really a Laurel or Water Oak. In the meantime, feel free to comment with your own theories or enlighten me as to what kind of tree this prostrate beauty is (or was).

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About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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  1. Helped with a disaster relief in Louisiana once after a hurricane. They have what is called Live Oaks, not the same as your beauty but probably in the same family. I remember they were very large trees, but their root systems are shallow running out instead of down which makes them easily overturned in heavy winds.

    • Yeah, we have a Live Oak in the back yard too. It is, apparently, one of the few trees in our yard that does not have a problem.

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