Comments for: Camden town official dies when tree falls on him

Posted Nov. 05, 2012, at 11:17 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 05, 2012, at 6:40 p.m.

CAMDEN | The accidental death Sunday of the director of Camden Parks and Recreation has hit many folks in the midcoast community hard, according to those who knew the avid outdoorsman. Jeffrey Kuller, 56, died when a tree that he had been working on fell on him at about …

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  • Anonymous

    A tragic loss of a great individual.

  • Anonymous

    So very sad, condolences to his family.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to hear that.  Cutting trees down can be very tricky.  In fact, I spent most of the afternoon today trying to level a 100 foot Oak that broke at the base and fell against another tree during the Derecho last June.  I got to the point where it was too dangerous to deal with so I left well enough alone. 

    • Anonymous

      100 footer, huh?  Oak too, you say? That’s pretty tall for some ol’ random oak that’s not in the registry in Maine.  Hell, the Linden Oak (white), in Maryland is only 97ft tall and 132ft across.  Most likely to be replaced as biggest registered oak in the US by one in Indiana, that is measured at 110ft and 138ft across. Better get a pic of that widowmaker and send it in… and don’t try to actually measure it ’till it’s all the way down.

      About the poor chap in the story, RIP.  Any type of tree work, be it commercial or yard chore is extremely dangerous.  Still listed as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.

      • Anonymous

        This is an Oak at my Virginia home.  They are very tall down here.  I’ve measured them when they are on the ground.  I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an Oak tree in Maine either.

    • Anonymous

       What is a ” derecho”??

      • Anonymous

        Fancy meteorologist term for strong, straight-line wind associated/caused by a severe thunderstorm.

        Here’s one article on them from the feds:
        http://www.spc.noaa.gov/misc/AbtDerechos/derechofacts.htm

      • Anonymous

        A derecho  is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms. Generally, derechos are convection-induced and take on a bow echo form of squall line, forming in an area of wind divergence in the upper levels of the troposphere, within a region of low-level warm air advection and rich low-level moisture. They travel quickly in the direction of movement of their associated storms, similar to an outflow boundary (gust front), except that the wind is sustained and increases in strength behind the front, generally exceeding hurricane-force. A warm-weather phenomenon, derechos occur mostly in summer, especially during June and July in the Northern Hemisphere, within areas of moderately strong instability and moderately strong vertical wind shear. They may occur at any time of the year and occur as frequently at night as during the daylight hours.

        • Anonymous

           Thanks Doc,
            Should I stock up on toilet paper and batteries or not ??
          24 degrees here at the house this AM.

          • Anonymous

            If you live in Maine you don’t need to do a darn thing.  Just enjoy the milder weather coming your way later this week.

  • Anonymous

    Why do you have a map of where his house is?  I don’t really see how its relevant.

  • Anonymous

    I did not know the man, but I can understand the irony of an outdoorsman being felled permanently by a tree. I hope he did not suffer and that he rests in peace.

  • Anonymous

    Sad..

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