In forestry, the term widowmaker or fool killer describes a detached or broken limb or tree top and denotes the hazards that such features cause, being responsible for causing fatalities to forest workers. –¬†From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you ever find yourself close to a large pine tree,….look up because you probably shouldn’t be and this goes for parking your car as well. ¬†These lower dead limbs can fall at any time, they don’t need wind, rain or snow to go. If you have large pines in areas where people naturally congregate, it’s a good idea to have someone come in a trim off the lower limbs.

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