One of the reasons we bought this house was the big arbutus tree growing in front. But I'd never really stopped to see this perspective of it before. It towers over our house by probably 100 feet.
This photograph makes me wonder what would happen it if toppled over on the house or driveway. Nothing would stand a chance. Good thing the trunk is so big at the bottom. I've actually never heard of one of these trees falling, though. Whew!