Monday, February 13, 2012

Storm damage education

If you live here, well, this is like old news. But I have numerous followers who are spread around the country and look forward to my photos to help tell how things are around here. Today's posting is a short look at how so many trees in our area, actually the whole state, look since the October storm which did so much damage. Much has been cleaned up, but there is so much, like this willow for example, that are in horrible condition and are in areas where they never will be touched. They won't get pruned. They won't get cut down. What you see, is what you get. Many normally pretty vistas are ug-ly. And there are many widow-makers. By that I mean, there are many dangerously large branches, broken and hanging, some 30, 40, even 50 feet in the air. They can fall at any moment. Gravity just takes over. And if someone happens to be under, well, injuries can and have happened already. I have heard of a few car windshields that were fine when the homeowner parked the car. But when they went out later, well lets just say the glass man had a new repair to take care. Spring will help. New foliage will hide a lot of ugliness. But the hangers are still there, so we all must be cautious for some time to come....

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