According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, the
Tree was a "Rocky Mountain Juniper," Juniperus scopulorum. I used their
web site to determine what kind of tree this was.
Here is a home movie of the Big Tree being cleared from the road and sidewalk immediately after it fell. Length of video: 53 seconds. You might be able to see that it was still raining and windy as the Public Works people did their job to clear the road and sidewalk.
To view the movie, click on the movie file format of your choice. The movie is the same, only the file format is different. If the ogg format does not work for you, try the QuickTime format. Please forgive my sloppy camera movement.
For HTML5 browsers: "Theora Ogg" format -- Filesize: 74.8MB
For Apple computers: "QuickTime" format -- Filesize: 56.4MB