WHAT ARE THE ODDS? WITH HURRICANE SANDY, PRETTY GOOD – Under any other circumstances, the likelihood of two separate trees meeting similar fates on the same day at neighboring homes might be considered pretty slim. But Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2012) arrived as an extraordinary day, as property owners in Sanatoga PA and elsewhere ventured from their houses to see what Hurricane Sandy had wrought. Charles Nippert (above) at 222 North Pleasant View Road, found a long-standing evergreen downed in his front yard. The water-saturated ground couldn’t hold the tree, which Sandy’s high winds blew over. “It just missed … everything,” he said. “It missed the garage, it missed the power lines. We were lucky.” His neighbors directly across the street at 207 North Pleasant View (below), were less lucky. The same thing happened to their front-yard tree, but it took power lines with it as it fell over eastward. PECO crews were on the scene at mid-day to fix the lines, and at both properties arborists were called to clean up the debris.