Last Friday night, in the wee hours of the morning, I awoke from a BOOM outside my bedroom window. The wind had been howling all night, and it finally toppled a dead pine tree. Luckily for me, the tree crashed onto a pergola instead of onto my deck and grill.
The force of the crash bent the steel beams of the pergola, enhancing the striking geometric pattern.
The park will reimburse the cost of the (free) pergola.
And the wood will be given to a neighbor as fire fuel, and the steel sold as scrap.