It was at least forty years old. During recent high winds a top branch snapped off and ripped into the second story balcony of our home. The tree's jagged, torn branch served as a stark reminder of that terrifying night when the winds roared down our canyon.
Today tree trimmers cut down the tree. While it's a relief to know that should the winds reach that speed again there's no more tall tree to fall on us, it's also kind of sad to see a fifty foot tall tree piece by severed piece disappear.