City of Nelson crews were out in full force on Monday morning dealing with a huge fallen tree in Uphill.
Just after 11 p.m. Sunday night a violent thunderstorm that packed strong winds blew through the area. Minor damage was reported around the community, but one of the most dramatic scenes was at the corner of Robson and Ward streets where a huge blue spruce fell across the road.
On Monday morning the city’s arborist team was on site clearing the tree which was estimated at 75 feet and in the 50 year old range.
Neighbours reported that they heard a big crash mixed in with the thunder when the tree came down. Luckily for the homeowner of the heritage home where the tree was uprooted, the tree fell away from house. The huge tree smashed against a row of beech trees on the other side of the street and fell just short of the house across the street.