Customers of RadioSoft who may have visited that software company's facility in Edgewater, Fla., may remember meeting under the spreading limbs of a majestic Florida oak tree on the property.
It's gone, the victim of Hurricane Charlie in August.
More accurately, the tree - under which RadioSoft often held training seminars - is reduced from its 90-foot-high, even-wider glory to a 14-foot remnant. The rest of it is now 4-1/2 tons of lumber.
President Peter Moncure said the hurricane hurled parts of the tree like a drill through the roof of his commercial building. No one was hurt. The force of the storm can also be seen in a 20-ton air conditioner that was lifted off the roof of a neighboring bank.
RadioSoft had moved from the building earlier this year to a new location in northeast Georgia - Moncure himself ferried 30 or so computer servers in a Cessna - but the company still owns the Florida building, which now has a temporary roof and awaits insurance estimates. That building is for sale.
The way in which the tree died, Moncure said, was "a failure mode I had not anticipated."
The company's business phone and mailing information also changed earlier this year. Its U.S. sales line remains (888) RADIO95.
The new address is P.O. Box 127, Demorest, GA 30535-0127; phone (706) 778-6811; fax (706) 778-6812.