Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Earthquake Victim?

Photo: August 5, 2008. Red Car Property north of India. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Monday, August 4, 2008, just south of of where a neighbor has been excavating the slope, a healthy 30-foot pine tree fell. It appears to be unrelated to the excavation. However, the loose soils may have liquefied in the July 29 earthquake, weakening the slope enough so that the roots could not support the weight of the tree a week later.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 6, 2008. Roots of the fallen pine tree from the above "paper street," Silver Lake Court. Below is the Red Car Property. (Click on photo to enlarge.)