It was a windy night last night. the weather station on Saturna Island north of here registered a gust of 75 mph and a steady wind at one point of 60 mph. At about 2:45 AM I woke up to hear a huge gust of wind coming through the trees followed by the crash of a big tree falling close enough in the nearby woods that we felt it when it hit the ground. Next morning Joel and his brother were out clearing the roads. If you are planning on driving anywhere on the island after a windy night it's smart to toss the chain saw into the back of the truck. The tree above will go to one of the sawmills on the island to be made into lumber.
Most of the wood gets cut into stove lengths and left by the side of the road for anyone who needs it.