The storm that blew through the Drumheller area on Wednesday, May 24 was no friend to arborists, although it could result in more business for some of them.
 
Tara and Jim McMillan were startled when a large branch broke off one of the trees in their yard.tara's tree 1One of many trees damaged by Wednesday's wind storm. Photo submitted by Tara McMillan.
 
"It was a very loud crack," recalled Tara. "Part of it fell in our yard, part of it against the house and we thought for sure the rest would come down in the night, but it didn't."
 
"I recently had my trees pruned because they are big," she added. "I keep them pruned and the deadwood out so that we don't have these problems, but apparently Mother Nature one-upped me."
 
There were other reports of tree damage, including a large tree that fell across North Dinosaur Trail near the Dinosaur Trailer Park and had to be removed by the Fire Department.
 
"I have many trees, but that's just the one tree that came down," reported McMillan. "Neighbors across the street have one down in their front yard too."
 
The Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club didn't lose any trees, but fallen branches forced them to close the course. It's expected to open sometime this afternoon.
 
 
 

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