About 10 minutes ago I was sitting in my room playing EQ2 and I heard a loud splintering noise and crashing. There is no moon visible, cloudy night, so I can't see anything outside but I am panicking because tree branches have broken before and landed on my house. I didn't near a thud as something would hit the ground so I'm thinking what ever was crashing/snapping is now stopped suspended in the air somewhere.
I grab a lantern and head outside, looking around trying to see what broke. I go to the side of my house where a large cherry tree used to be. Half of it is laying on the ground about 7 feet from my house.
Just a month ago I had a tree cutting service come through and clean up this very cherry tree. The main trunk split into three trunks about 12-18 inches in diameter, and must have been each about 15 foot tall. The left one tilts away from my house one way, the right one tilts away from my house the other way, and the middle one tilted over my house. I had the service remove the middle one, since it was the most dangerous. Now the right one is laying on the ground, and it appears to have torn the top halves of two smaller trees near it as it fell. 7 foot from my house and about 4 foot from the front of my air conditioner's condenser.
Tomorrow when the sun rises I'll have to survey the scene properly and see if there is any real damage or danger of the rest of the tree falling.