gregorach said:Never had a tree come down near me, but I do remember hearing one come down in Australia. Funny thing was, there was no wind at all. We were out doing a spot of night canoing - full moon, no wind, water like glass, almost total silence apart from the occasional paddle splash - and out of the blue we heard a big tree come down in the forest. Wierd...
Wierd isn't it.
I was leading a class in plant id when a huge beech tree fell over about 200 yards away. There was no wind at all, just a huge splintering crash.
I can tell you, it really took the students minds off the edible plants they were looking for!!