Photo: Fallen tree

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Photo by Seattle Poppy

One of several trees that went down in Northcrest Park, 827 NE 170th St, Shoreline 98155.

The original storm warnings talked about the danger of trees blowing down because of saturated ground, implying that the trees would be pulled out of the ground. However, most of the shots we have are of trees that snapped off about five feet off the ground.


Anonymous,  March 16, 2016 at 7:12 AM  

The limb in the photo is called a widow maker for goood reason, it has the potential to seriously injure as well as kill. A tree top snapped off a pine tree killed a dog walker in upper Hamlin Park in 2009. Uprooted trees are uncommon lough they do happen, know what the hazards are before you venture out into a storm.

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