Storm Ali Blew Down Our Conker Tree
We have a number of trees in our garden, one of them was a conker tree (horse chestnut) (Aesculus hippocastanum) that one of my sons grew from a conker. Storm Ali blew through today and broke a large limb off the tree, bringing most of it down. Once we had cleared that up, the storm blew the other way and brought the other half of the tree down!
Luckily no one was hurt. We cut the branches and dragged the wood into a laneway in our garden until it can be cut up smaller and disposed of. It's possible that some large parts can be used for firewood. I collected a number of the conkers - the children will love those.
Storm Ali has 80mph winds, not the strength of storm that has hit the USA but bad enough for this area.
Image Credit » (c) MegL my own photo