Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ipswich storm damage

We had a bit of nasty weather on Saturday, September 7th. A couple of severe thunderstorms tore through town. We had a bit of a blow on the salt marsh, but in town we had a bit more damage. Coming along 133/1A in town we lost a 63 year old Pin Oak tree that was in front of the Whipple House. The tree actually uprooted and fell into the road, which is the major route through Essex County.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

The tree was cut and dragged to a side street.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

The Massachusetts Forest Fire District Patrol came by to help clear the sidewalk and the street.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

In order to give you an idea of how big this tree was, the tall tree shown here is one of its siblings.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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7 comments:

Judy said...

Losing that large a tree is going to make a huge difference to that house!!!I can see why they moved the corpse so quickly, if that was the main road!

DeniseinVA said...

Always sad to lose a big old tree. Hope no one was hurt in that storm.

HansHB said...

The sky is so blue, well done!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Hate to see those majestic old trees come down. Well documented!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

I so love trees, it's sad when old trees go.. even to Mother Nature.
Nice post!

Ida said...

Oh so sad to lose such a beautiful old tree.

Felicia said...

sad to lose such a beautiful old tree like that but glad the damage was not worse for buildings or humans.

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