Peninsula Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Township Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
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This morning, we got a call from our friend Connie Sargent in Old Mission letting us know that a tree had fallen into the middle of Mission Road, and that the Peninsula Fire Department was there cutting up the tree.

So, of course, we got in the car and tooled down there to take some pics. The tree that came down is just north of the Dougherty Home, on the same side of the road. Actually, just part of the tree came down; the rest is still standing.

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Peninsula Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Township Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Township Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Tree falls on Mission Road; part of it’s still standing | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Fire Department responds to fallen tree on Mission Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Tree falls on Mission Road; part of it’s still standing | Jane Boursaw Photo

Meanwhile, if you’ve driven down that way lately, you may have noticed a yellow tape marking off a spot in front of the Dougherty House. Connie, who organizes the Dougherty tours and docents, said that a huge branch broke off there. When Parshall Tree Care came out to cut it, they said there was a large bee’s nest in the tree, along with carpenter ants, and that the tree should come down.

Connie said they’ll gather bids as soon as an arborist from MSU checks it out. In the meantime, the tape is there to keep people from parking under the tree.

Yellow tape keeps visitors to the Dougherty House from parking under a precarious branch | Jane Boursaw Photo
Yellow tape keeps visitors to the Dougherty House from parking under a precarious branch | Jane Boursaw Photo

Another large branch fell on the other side of the Dougherty property, and that branch has also been removed.

I’m not sure how old these big trees are on Mission Road, but they’ve been there for as long as Tim and I can remember.

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