|The base of a fir (?) we estimated to be 60 feet long.|
|This is the rest of the tree. Scroll right to get perspective.|
|These aren't bushes; half the branches have snapped off and fallen.|
Then we realized the stoplights at not just one intersection but at every intersection from the 710 into the city were out. Telephone poles were at odd angles and some were snapped in two. Side roads were closed with yellow tape and glancing down them we could see men and equipment working on downed trees, some of them completely across the road.
Most of these photos were taken along Oak Knoll Avenue.
We turned on the news and it was the top story: "Wednesday night winds knock over trees and knock out power in Pasadena; schools closed." We were stunned at the size of the trees--some 60-80 feet tall (now long) and at how shallow, almost non-existent the roots were. Some looked as if they had been sitting on coasters.
|Some looked as if they had been sitting on coasters.|
|Same tree, stretching to property line--80 feet long?|
|Wind-pushed palms--after the wind died down.|