We had some gusty wind today, enough to knock things over at times. Apparently one of these victims was this big red oak. A perfectly healthy tree, but perhaps just too much crown to hold. Far be it from me to figure out why this tree would go over and not any number of others. This one was well balanced with no discernible rot (even after the fact and looking at the base). It squished the white oak next to it as well, which is a pity since I always liked that white oak: it had character. I’ll be interested to see what the town does or does not cut and how, since that is a very nice section of oak there. Past history suggests someone will run off with it. Though, it is large enough that they may not.
The road is sixteen feet wide, for scale.