It happened near the Gulf Freeway and Wayside Drive early Tuesday as Tropical Depression Beta passed through and soaked many parts of the Houston area.
According to an ABC13 viewer, the tree smashed four cars, including a Saturn that is vital to a mother and her family.
"I'm a single mother of two and this is actually my only vehicle," said the mother when she spoke with ABC13's Miya Shay as workers cleaned up the mess. "I don't know what I'm going to. There's nothing much I can do."
There were no injuries reported. At around 4 p.m., a crew of about seven workers were seen cutting the tree apart to get it off the vehicles.