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TREE DAMAGE TO THE
PROCTOR MUSEUM
of NATURAL SCIENCE

10 APRIL 2004

We had our annual meeting; have received paperwork to have our 501c3 IRS Tax status restored; conducted our first field trip of the year; then an unfortunate natural incident has caused damage to the building which houses the PROCTOR MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE.

A large water oak tree in the back yard of the building housing the PMNS was blown down by the strong storm winds on April 10, 2004.

The good news is that with this huge tree (about a 15" to 17" diameter at the base) blowing down squarely across the entire building, from back to front, there was only one small puncture of the roof of about a foot diameter. Shingles have been placed over this to prevent rain damage until the roof can be repaired, including replacing some of the wood.

Here are a few pictures showing the tree down before Terry Proctor, Joel Vinluan and Jay Vinluan sawed much of it up on Sunday, April 11, 2004, and cleared the brush out for the Houston Heavy trash pickup. Terry had to purchase a new 16" Echo chain saw as someone broke into his storage building and stole four chain saws, all of his Paleo digging tools, back packs and a lot of other things, a couple of months back.



Front of PMNS
from Louisville Road
Tree on building
Front of PMNS
from Louisville Road
Tree on building
Front of PMNS
from Louisville Road
Tree on building
Tree laying over
the front of PMNS
building
Large Water Oak tree
leaning from ground
up over the roof of
the PMNS
Large Water Oak tree
leaning from ground
up onto the roof of
the PMNS
Large Water Oak tree
leaning from ground
up onto the roof of
the PMNS
Base of the large
Water Oak showing how
it pulled out of the
ground when it fell
Large Water Oak tree
leaning from ground
up onto the roof of
the PMNS
Large Water Oak tree
leaning from ground
up onto the roof of
the PMNS
PMNS from the East
side of the front yard
showing tree laying
on the building
This shows the hole
in the roof made by one
of the large branches
which punctured the roof
This shows the hole
in the roof made by one
of the large branches
which punctured the roof
Shows the large branches
which extended out over
the garage area when
the Water Oak fell
Jay Vinluan on roof
and Joel Vinluan on
ladder as they helped
clear away the tree
Jay Vinluan on roof
and Joel Vinluan on
ladder as they helped
clear away the tree