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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Potter County - West Branch Rd.
Often depends if the tree came down with a quick Thud! Or slowly descended, the fall slowed by other trees and/or a root ball that took its time snapping off and letting the tree down slowly?
Had one of the huge weeping willows drop at camp a few years ago, during a fierce wind storm. Made one heckuva crash, that I could hear over the howling winds that night.
Knew something had come down, so went outside with the Maglite D cell and looked around. The "white" glow that I saw out in the darkness and first thought were broken limb stubs, turned out to be some of the broken roots, now about 8 feet off'n the ground.
Cut that big tree up and oddly enough, the 6' long stump eventually "righted" itself to almost vertical and now the tree is growing again, as willows are wont to do. More of a willow bush, than a tree at the moment.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B