Yesterday dinnertime, we had a severe thunderstorm. There was barely a second between the lightning and the thunder,
lots of wind and a bit of hail. Sometime in the middle of that, the flowering crabapple tree in the middle of the front yard came from together.
Last month, a couple of big branches came off, and husband put some black paint to protect the tree from losing too much sap or getting infected. The link to those photos is here.
I have called the city, asking them to remove the pieces, and put a new tree in the yard.
My neighbor and her grandkids are going to start taking the branches apart this morning.
Neither of us expect them to get very far, but it will be a novel experience for them, and amusing for us.