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Ike aftermath in my neighborhood

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yvette, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Some pics taken in my neighborhood the day after Ike hit Houston.

    Two houses down from us...
    ike4.
    NIKON D80    ---    38mm    f/5.6    1/50s    ISO 320



    ike27.
    NIKON D80    ---    75mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 200



    ike21.
    NIKON D80    ---    32mm    f/5.6    1/30s    ISO 160



    ike15.
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    ike10.
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    ike9.
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    Not sure what these guys were doing but it looked like maybe they were checking to see that the drains were clear.
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    I took this picture about a week before the storm at the lake about 10 minutes from our house. Unfortunately the tree did not make it during the storm and was knocked over.

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  2. Nasty....Always a shame to lose mature trees like that....Nice lookin neighborhood...I do like homes with reclaimed brick, looks classy.......

    Cheers

    Ted:smile:
     
  3. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Ted, I was amazed at how shallow some of the root systems are of these huge trees. There were massive trees that were blown over. It is such a shame. But fortunately Kingwood has so many, many trees, the majority of them still standing.
     
  4. Being a horticulturist I am not suprised. The more damp the ground the more shallow the root system. They have a huge profile above ground and there for are more easily toppled. I hate to see this, my neibhor cut down a huge oak just because it was leanning after Charlie. Glad you and your family are safe.
    Tim
     
  5. Too bad about the damage to the trees, but good to see the damage to the houses wasn't a lot worse. :eek: 
     
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