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Soon there won't be any trees left... - love like me ・ 日記
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Soon there won't be any trees left...
In my apartment complex, I mean. Last year's tornado season took out 2, and it's looking like this year's season might take out most of the rest of them. The tree that is directly outside my front door is actually doing fine and is still completely intact, but it seems like every other tree in the complex was damaged to the point that it had to have at least 1/3 of its branches cut off. Most of them were 1/3 to 2/3 cut off, but a couple of the ones I pass regularly had to be taken down completely.

This is the view from my front door. Yes, they decided to put a huge pile of branches right where I would normally park my car. You can just barely see a bit of the rather large oak tree that stands just to the right of the foot of my stairs. If that tree fell, there would be trouble for somebody. It's huge.

Sorry about this being sideways, but this view is also from my front porch, at a tree across the way that is only 1/3 left. I'm betting that before the end of the year they'll be taking the whole tree down. If it doesn't fall first.

This is the base of the tree at the foot of my stairs. Just to the right of this is the corner of the next building over. If this tree ever falls, either someone will be injured in the upper apartment there, or I will be trapped inside my apartment. Or our cars will be destroyed. One of those. Also, one side of the giant pile of foliage heaped in the parking lot.

This is the middle of the giant pile of foliage heaped in the parking lot. You can just see the curb there.

And this is the end of the giant pile of foliage heaped in the parking lot. That Honda there is parked in my spot, but I forgive them because the tree across the way actually partially fell on that car. Also, that truck you can see on the other side of it? That's what I'm driving lately.

This is the tree that used to block the view out my kitchen window. It doesn't anymore.

Another tree across the way. It doesn't look like they're quite done with this one, but I think it has less chance of being pulled down this year. Maybe. Note that while I may have the biggest pile of foliage in front of my apartment, it's definitely not the only one.

The other side of that Honda parked in my spot. Did I mention before that it had a for-sale message and a phone number shoe-polished on it the day before the storm?

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