Neighbor's were surprised at the strength of the wind, although it had been kicking up dust and leaves throughout the day as it ripped through the city at speeds of about 30 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
"I was surprised when I saw that," said local Realtor Cindy Farr, who passed by the home as the tree lay strewn across its front lawn.
"I don't think trees this big should be around these homes."
Neighbor June Cheleden was also amazed that the winds could push over the huge tree.
"I've lived here since 1967 and I can't remember ever seeing that happen before in this neighborhood," she said.
While Glendale Public Works officials quickly cut up the massive tree and shipped it away in truckloads, Mountain Street was shut down between Howard and Everett streets.
Geneva was also shut down for several hours.
Gardener Jose Chavez was working next door to the home when he saw the tree fall.
"It just fell, and the water line broke," he said.
"So I called my dad over and he turned [the water] off."
James Achor, whose property the tree was on, said he was surprised at what happened.
"I was just really relieved that nobody was hurt," he said.
"It was a beautiful tree and I'm going to miss it, but I'm glad it didn't hit anyone."
The tree was the tallest tree on Achor's property, which sits adjacent to the home that was struck and overlooks Geneva Street.
Achor's tree wasn't the only one that fell Thursday, as city officials said at least seven others toppled around the city.
High winds also sent tree branches and debris flying, causing four power outages at various locations throughout the city, affecting 5,900 customers, said Ritch Wells, public information officer for the city.
The largest outage lasted just over an hour in an area bordered by Linden Avenue to the north, city limits to the south, Standard Avenue to the east and city limits on the west, Wells said.