All those old evergreens are wrecking havoc, crashing and falling without warning. Another one bit the dust this Sunday on Pinehaven Road, and our eyewitness said it was near the “left hook” on the road. We also confirmed that tree detritus had been mostly cleared, by midday Monday.
Fortunately, no homes or people were damaged this time.
However the collateral damage was another power outage in the hills, with neighbors off-grid from around 8:00 am yesterday through 3:00 am this morning. We know it rattles everyone to lose their electrical juice, and it feels particularly awful during chillier winter days and nights.
In addition, one neighbor tipped us about some flooding nearby. We’re trying to understand what happened there, and whether any water-main damage is related to the downed tree. There’s zero confirmation yet.
Anyway, another day does mean another tree fall. That’s one of the risks of Montclair living, especially as trees planted 80-plus years ago reach their senior years.