PHOTO GALLERY: Tree falls after high winds in storms

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 4:59 p.m. CDT; updated 6:40 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tim Buckler of Nelson’s Tree Service uses a chainsaw to remove a tree Tuesday morning from Harriett Browning's home on Cunningham Road. Buckler speculated that the age of the tree, which he estimated to be 50 to 65 years old, combined with water in the trunk and high winds Monday morning caused the tree to fall.

COLUMBIA — A pignut hickory tree fell on a house on Cunningham Road around 3 a.m. Monday. High winds contributed to the fall, according to Tim Buckler of Nelson's Tree Service.

Bryan Hartnagel watches a crew from Nelson's Tree Service remove a pignut hickory tree from his neighbor's house on Cunningham Road. Hartnagel, was stacking the wood next to his house and plans to use the wood for his fireplace and barbecue. Buckler said pignut hickory is good smoke wood for barbecuing and is often used in barbecuing competitions.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.