10/366 Windy weather

We have had some extremely windy weather over the last couple of days. Luckily, I had the flowering gum thinned out a few weeks ago, otherwise there would have been a lot more branches over my lawn. The birds have gotten used to the barer branches. Here is a link to what the lower branches looked like this time last year.

Less branches now

Windy night

Sunday, 16 January, 2011

Last night we had a lot of wind blowing through our suburb. Above is a photo of the tree across the road from the entrance to my house. It is a Eucalyptus or gum tree as we call them in Australia. Many of the Eucalyptus species have stringy or loose bark that will fly off in a breeze. I have also included the bark as it landed next to my drive.

Do you have any trees that lose bark? Or do you have trees that lose leaves instead? How often do you have to clean up the backyard from all the leaves and bark?