Last night I heard a loud & nasty CRR-RR-CRRR-AAACKK-KKK – THUD! sound outside, but didn’t think anything of it until early this morning, when I saw my neighbor’s 30-foot plum tree lying horizontal across the sidewalk.
Now, it’s common 'round these parts for trees to fall over during winter storms, or heavy wind conditions. But there’s been no wind or rain for months. However, it’s been over 110 degrees all month long, and lately it’s been hot as 80-90F all night long. (Normally the ocean breeze cools us down overnight, but not anymore!)
I swear to God, the poor tree dropped dead from heat exhaustion.