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January 09 2017 @ 02:57 pm
Rain and Wind bring down 140 year old tunnel tree  
We've been getting a lot of wind and rain here. Our rivers are flooding, our creeks are at capacity (except the one by my house, thank God). But the wind?! It sounds like it is about to knock over your house. But instead it knocked over one of the biggest tourist sites around here.... The Tunnel Tree (or Pioneer Cabin Tree).
The Tunnel Tree was carved in 1880 after a forest fire burned a hole in the tree. The damaged was carved away and a tunnel was created. The tree lived despite the hole at its base. This weekend it died when the strong winds toppled our beloved Tunnel Tree. It was estimated to be 1000 years old and 285 feet high tall.

Pretty sure it made a noise when it came down.
 
 
 

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Jill aka Jo: Sherlock: Mollysireesanwar on January 10th, 2017 10:16 pm (UTC)
The best thing is that no one was actually around when it feel. The tree was approximately 285 feet tall so that was a lot of falling tree.

Well the tree was estimated to be 1000 years old so I guess someone thought they could count on it. But we were wrong.
supernutjapansupernutjapan on January 11th, 2017 03:27 am (UTC)
Yes! Oh my, that was very fortunate.
It would be nice to have a monument to it or something to remember it by.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 13th, 2017 01:03 am (UTC)
It would. I wonder if they'll do something. I'll let everyone know if they do.