Vancouver experienced an intense windstorm on Saturday; this is my sketchbook entry documenting a split spruce tree in a nearby park. Vancouver Parks Board estimates that they lost 500 trees.
A few photographs also help tell the story:
the same spruce from the other side, showing the split trunk
thankfully, not my front yard
the ground is so dry, smaller trees were pulled out by the roots
streets were blocked by trees (a few still are)
The tree project is on hold while we get some much needed rain.