This is what I’m Terrified of…

Photos from @DDOTDC

They got this photo from Allison St NW. Not sure what the cross street is From the 300 BLOCK ALLISON ST NW. They are saying that it took down the power lines.

At least the parking spot is still saved…


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  • Ouch – we have a giant tree outside our house scheduled for removal by the county and we are praying it doesnt do an Allison Street….

  • Holy smokes! My trees are little, but even they are looking like they’re ready to call it quits.

  • that made me vomit in my mouth….. please trees on my street, stay strong!

    • ah

      FWIW, that tree looks way too big for the tree box/space. Look at the roots? It’s like 8′ x 6′. I’m sure some grew under the pavement and under the adjacent property, but that’s just not enough soil to support a tree of that size.

  • That’s huge! I’m sure you’ve heard about the one on 18th & Q or thereabouts? It was on top of two cars, but not blocking much traffic, at least.

    Snow is bad enough… Falling trees, worse. I hope they can get that cleared before Monday…!

  • ah

    Yeah, but if those greedy SOBs hadn’t saved that space, maybe the car under the tree would have parked there instead.

  • Argh! We have three enormous oaks around us, including one dead one. Gulp.

  • I thought all power lines in DC were underground…but I could be mistaken. It might just be in Capitol Hill.

    • areas that are predominantly single family detached houses (brookland, forest hills, 16th street heights, etc) have above-ground electrical.

  • wow. My childhood home was right in front of where that tree originally stood. If it fell the other way it could have easily destroyed that house. I hope everyone is ok.

  • Whoa! That is scary. We have a lovely tree in front of our house, but lately I have been giving it the stink-eye. I am terrified it is going to fall on the house.

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