Cyclone Damage by chikadnz

Cyclone Damage

The weather was much improved today after yesterday's cyclone. We were visiting Mum and heard that some trees were down in the park nearby, so went to have a look at the damage. This was probably the largest and has been one of my favourites in the park so was really sad to see. It's a necklace poplar, otherwise known as an eastern cottonwood, native to North America. It was believed to have been about a hundred years old.

As it fell it damaged two or three smaller trees that were in it's path. If the wind had been blowing in the opposite direction it would have fallen on the nearby houses. We can only imagine the sound of these falling trees as the cyclone passed through.

A little further into the park there was a large pine down, and I heard later that it was estimated to be about 70 years old. There were many smaller branches and debris scattered throughout the park as well, which will take time to clean up.

This was a pano taken on my phone.
Oh my goodness
February 21st, 2023  
Such destruction……poor trees! Our son sent us loads of photos of whole forests with so much damage mostly broken but not uprooted!
So very sorry for all the damage done to NZ…’s a hard time for you all. I follow NZ Farming on FB & so many terrible pictures.
February 21st, 2023  
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