Strong winds blew down the pear tree in the front yard today. It had been suffering from fire blight the past 3 years, and now we know the reason: Crown Rot. I'm thankful for a couple of things - it didn't fall down on top of my kids (or anyone else for that matter,) and it fell into the empty street as opposed to on my house or cars.
Can't help feeling sad nevertheless - it was a good tree.
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