This was a classic example of how a storm can cause a weakened tree to fail. This was a Red Maple tree located at a residence in West Stockbridge, MA. It had moderate decay in the trunk, causing it to fail about 6 feet off the ground. It was hung up in a neighboring Black Cherry tree. With the use of ropes, pulleys and bucket truck, the crew was able to hold and lower the whole tree without any damage to the fence and landscape below.