A large cyprus tree near Anna Yates Elementary School without warning suddenly cracked and sent a large branch crashing down at 43rd and Salem Street, destroying a neighbor's car last night. Nobody was injured. The privately owned front yard tree "made a huge boom" at around 11PM a neighbor said. Inspection of the failure revealed a hollowed out rotten center on the otherwise healthy looking tree. The dramatic and violent event draws attention for the occasional need to hire professional tree surgeons for those property owners with large trees near the property line, especially near the sidewalk and even more so near a school.