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    This past spring, there was a tree with a large branch resting in the top of a tree that was about 40 feet tall. It was too near the top to support the weight of a human or anything of that size to have placed it there. Could it have been sucked up by a far away tornado & then dropped from a very high altitude?


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    Quote Originally Posted by WVBIG View Post
    This past spring, there was a tree with a large branch resting in the top of a tree that was about 40 feet tall. It was too near the top to support the weight of a human or anything of that size to have placed it there. Could it have been sucked up by a far away tornado & then dropped from a very high altitude?
    Or it could have been blown off another tree, and reached a height of (say) 40 feet before hitting the second tree.


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    I'd say it was Branchman, who delivers tree branches everywhere just to excite people and make them wonder.

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    Is that a relative of bigfoot (see his other threads)
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    Branchman? They say his bark is worse than his bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WVBIG View Post
    This past spring, there was a tree with a large branch resting in the top of a tree that was about 40 feet tall. It was too near the top to support the weight of a human or anything of that size to have placed it there. Could it have been sucked up by a far away tornado & then dropped from a very high altitude?
    Or it could have been blown off another tree, and reached a height of (say) 40 feet before hitting the second tree.
    The tree is in my neighbor's yard there was no storm that I'm aware of and no other visible damage in sight
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    What are the dimensions of the tree and the branch?
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    Further, what type of trees are involved?

    On what basis do you say the tree could not support the weight of a person?

    How do you know that you saw the branch within 24 hours of it being deposited?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVBIG View Post
    The tree is in my neighbor's yard there was no storm that I'm aware of and no other visible damage in sight
    In such cases I generally go with Occams Razor, and would assume that a wind blew hard enough to break the branch and blow it into a second tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    What are the dimensions of the tree and the branch?
    The tree is probably 40-50' tall & the branch is approximately 10' long
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Further, what type of trees are involved?

    On what basis do you say the tree could not support the weight of a person?

    How do you know that you saw the branch within 24 hours of it being deposited?
    The branch is near the top of the tree where the circumference of the limbs is extremely small. The tree is visible from the window at the head of my bed
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    How many other trees are around said tree, and what heights are they,
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    Look up "down burst". My understanding is that it is a sudden violent shortlasting wind condition that only effects a very small area approx one acre. We had some in my area about ten years ago. Two or three 70 foot pines would be splintered but the rest of the forest untouched, a few miles away there would be anouther small patch of distruction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    Look up "down burst".
    Good thought. I should like to see all available weather data for the area for the two or three weeks preceding WVBIG's spotting of the branch. You should look into that WVBIG.
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