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Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 11/17/2015

We had ourselves some wicked windstorms last night, and this morning as I was jauntily toiling down the canyon to work I ran smack into a couple of trees that had given up the battle and fallen over the road.


The first was only about a mile down the canyon from Tanglewood and was the smaller of the two. Sadly it was a live tree and not a trunk, so it was pretty heavy. With a bit of work I was able to hook a tow strap (not a chain but a strap, but at least I had it) around it and haul it enough out of the way that I could get by. I was lucky that it had fallen across the road, as that gave me a good anchor to pull it with.

The second tree was a bit more problematic. This was a much larger tree, also live when it fell, that had fallen basically along the axis of the road. I tried a couple of different things with my tow strap and was finally able to pull the upper end around enough that I could get by in the truck. It's still mostly blocking the road and no doubt will be a problem coming back in, but by then the owners of that particular piece (who do live right there) will probably have it pulled out of the way.

Fun morning!

Steven in Colorado

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The first tree. This one fell from the right hand (upper) side and at least wasn't all that hard to move out of the way.
The second tree. I was able to haul its near end around enough that I could get by it (and then just drove over the branches it shed a bit farther down the road).


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