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More Windstorm Pictures: Shore Pine Red Oak, Japanese Red Pine, and Honey Locust Other Strange Weather--November 22, 2003 and December 1965
On December 4, 2003, the notorious Enumclaw east wind blew down through Cayuse Pass with sustained speeds of 60 miles per hour and gusts to 80.
We lost eleven large trees in the garden. Pine trunks were snapped, cedars were uprooted, and a honey locust was broken off at the base. One 60 foot oak fell into a larger Ponderosa pine, even though it had already dropped all its leaves.
Several large rhododendrons were also uprooted, from 45 to 90 degrees. Most of them can be saved.
Doreen stands in front of a Port Orford Cedar, planted in 1964, the year we were married.
A small Mary Fleming, already tagged for moving, is growing horizontally (parallel to the cedar trunk) above Doreen's head.
The ripped-out roots and accompanying soil created a two-foot-deep pond.
We also lost a sixty foot Alaska Yellow Cedar.