When Trees Fight Back - What Would You Say To Your Insurance Agent?

How would you explain this to your insurance agent?

Felled Tree on Truck Hood

I came across this scene while passing the intersection of 28th Avenue & Friendly in south Eugene, Oregon and couldn't resist taking a photograph.  Was the tree fighting back in a last attempt for survival?  Did the person with the chainsaw fell the tree in the wrong direction?

Curious about what really happened?  A local news story explains how this tree fell across the truck.

Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.


Comment balloon 4 commentsRetired from ActiveRain • September 10 2013 01:50PM


Awesome photo, Rick.  Of course you should have stopped.  Can we say, OOPS!?!

Posted by Matt Kombrink, Your #1 Source For Real Estate (RE/MAX All Pro) about 7 years ago

I don't think I would even try explaining it to my insurance company.  The truck is probably vintage enough that collision coverage is no longer carried anyway:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 7 years ago

Rick-That is one heck of a sight to wake up to. Looks like a truck from a few years back. Lucky it's not one of the modern pick ups. Many seem kind of flimsy to me.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 7 years ago

Thanks for stopping by my Only in Oregon blog and posting your comments.  I typically always have my camera with me and am looking for interesting subjects to photograph.  The truck hood held up pretty well for having a large tree trunk fall on it.

Posted by Retired from ActiveRain about 7 years ago