This is like Natapelia's story about her roof. A couple of hours ago, while I was sitting here in the basement reading this forum, a huge branch of the maple tree by my house fell. I heard it crack and fall!
The whole front yard is covered with it. Part of the branch is laying on our porch roof and there is some damage to the porch.
I love this tree! It shades the front and side of our house. It's a red maple and is so beautiful in the fall. We keep it fed and watered and pruned. I just had the tree checked last year and it's very healthy. I don't know what made the branch fall like that!
Fortunately, the rest of the tree looks ok. But there's a big empty space where the branch was.
We're the talk of the neighborhood. Everyone is coming by and looking at it.