Photo of Floss Silk Tree (Ceiba speciosa): Storm victim...Floss Silk Tree (Ceiba speciosa)

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 12, 2014 1:42 AM CST
This tree was uprooted during a wet and windy storm today. (12/11/14) It missed the 1903 Queen Ann victorian completely.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Vicki
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vic
Dec 12, 2014 2:45 AM CST
How sad but so thankful it missed the house.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Dec 12, 2014 6:13 AM CST
I agree
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 12, 2014 2:52 PM CST
Went to have a look-see. Such an unusual tree for this zone (9b) and such an interesting tree in many respects. It appears to have some root rot. Mushrooms ring the base of it.
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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Vicki
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vic
Dec 12, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Sure looks close to the house Crying

The wood looks beautiful. Hopefully someone will be able to take it to a sawmill and make something from it.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Dec 12, 2014 3:25 PM CST
That sure was a beauty. Very sad.
A few years ago, near the Botanical Garden where I work, there was some road work being done. One of these trees was 'in the way' and had been flagged for removal. A friend of the Garden called us, we talked to several people and the long and short of it was that we ended up moving the tree into our Gardens where it now has a beautiful place. Thumbs up
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Dec 12, 2014 5:27 PM CST
So sorry about the beautiful tree, Leslieray. Sad Although I am happy it missed that beautiful house. Lovey dubby
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Dec 13, 2014 12:10 AM CST

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I saw these unusual trees in in Disneyland, I think. So cool looking. That must have been an old one to be so large. What a shame.
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