This tall pine tree fell down onto our floating boulder wall during a big storm recently. Surprisingly there was no damage to the wall! The tree could have fallen in dozen other places along the wall and yet it fell in a direction that let the wall take the full blow without a single cope stone budging.
Perhaps the tree, having stood there for a year, almost to the day since the wall was built, had pondered where best it could come to its final resting place and do the least damage to our installation. In deference to its thougtfulness we have not moved it away or cut it up. It becomes a new part of the overall experience as you come over the hill to see the wall. I like to think nature does its part to collaborate with us if we are open to surprises .