It was estimated to be near 150 years old
and was the best tree on the property.
The neighbors say that it took a direct
lightning strike several years before we bought the place.
Apparently the damage was greater than it showed,
and the tree and been dying for some time.
It split open down the main trunk
and laid a giant limb across the yard in front of the house.
This left the rest of the dying tree dangling several
more very large limbs over the roof.
We had to have a tree removal company come
and take it down - a very sad day.
We are thankful that we had no damage
to the house and hope to plant another tree soon.