2004-Oct-9 - Our Place - Red Gum falls over during the night
No wind, no rain, very still - suddenly from our bedroom we hear a crashing sound that lasted for 15 seconds.
Went outside with a torch but couldn't find the cause
Searched next morning and found this large redgum in the old garden area of the block had fallen over.
Looks like the roots were rotted out on one side.
The block consists of a layer of cap rock with just 6 inches of soil on top - so the trees have trouble rooting solidly in to the ground - all it needs is a white ant attack to bring them down.

The rotted roots


Meggsie checking it out


The smashed tree canopy (and Linda)


Rather dramatic !