Some weeks ago, lightning struck a bunch of trees and killed them.
During Hurricane Nicole, two of them fell across the front driveway.
A little chainsaw work cleared the driveway.
Lightning, Hurricane, Chainsaw
These two pictures are from November 5, 2022. Notice how the dead trees are in a line.
No, it’s not pine beetles. A few of the dead trees do have beetle holes, but most do not.
Fortunately, the biggest longleaf by the driveway were not affected.
Gretchen heard these trees fall across the driveway.
I fetched the tractor and chainsaw, and pretty soon no problem.
Didn’t actually need the tractor for the parts of the two trees across the driveway, but did use it to drag away some bigger sections.