Fifty two days after the giant Boxelder started to come apart the entire tree is now done for. You can read about part 1 of the saga in a June 4th blog entry here. Today, I noticed that the rest of the tree had come down sometime over night or early this morning. We've had a lot of rain and I suppose the weight of the water and the loosening of the soil were factors although as you can see the roots pretty much just broke. Without the South trunk to balance the weight it was only a matter of time.
It was still drizzling as I took my 5D Mark III and weather sealed 24-105mm lens out to document. While the 5D series is not as weather proof as the 1D series, or even the 7D Mark II, I'm not concerned that some light rain or dripping will cause a problem. Here shots of the file of firewood waiting to be cut up. As the Boxelder is a member of the maple family it will be good burning assuming the right equipment is available.