Tree on Nelson down - view from above - didn't even hear it land.
By - star9ho
So it's confirmed: If a tree falls on Nelson it doesn't make a sound.
[Apparently they do](https://youtu.be/wmDQKckFuk8)
Wow those roots are a lot shallower than I thought.
Probably why it toppled!
Also why Arborists say not to directly water your trees too much, let em seek water far down into the earth so they get deep roots.
I wonder what kind of effects the lower mainland climate has on rooting. Trees have to hibernate in other parts of Canada as the rainfall stops and water freezes resulting in ice expansion, but over here it continues to rain and they can keep absorbing it all winter.
I am so sad. I am gonna miss that tree
I live in this building!! Looks like same suite but lower down. I’m SO sad too. The leaves were the same height as my bedroom window. This morning it’s weird how much sun is coming in…
I really hate it - it was so lush before and now we're all exposed. Fishbowl Vancouver living
What’s the cross street?
Did anyone call 311?
311 likely did not hear it either.
There is already tape up in the left side of the photo
Do we know how it fell? I read the wind was supposed to be strong today but I didn't think taking a tree down strong.
looks like it was trying to catch the bus but tripped and fell over the sidewalk
Soil saturation probably. Roots can't hold the tree up if all they have around them is mud.
Combined with wet foliage and a bit of wind.
Nope, just rain and wind. This happens every time we have decently strong wind. Especially with catalpas like this one was.
We know from the photos.
If a tree falls in the city and everyone is on social media does it make a sound? And how many likes does it get?
If a tree falls in the 'hood, it doesn't make a sound.
I had 3 trees go down within a year on my block. Lack of water for extended period, solid rainfall and some decent wind.
My fiancée delivers the mail on Nelson. She says she parked her mail truck there only an hour or two before.
Perhaps you're deaf?