We had a lot of freezing rain over the weekend and it caused some minor damage to the trees in my neighbourhood. A few small branches down here and there, but nothing serious. I wish I could say the same about our favorite trail in the woods. Today we found major storm damage there, including three large trees, each about 25 – 30 meters high, pulled up by the roots and laying across the path. There are also several smaller trees and lots of large branches down across the forest and over the path. We went around a lot of obstacles today and in places we had to scramble up and over. This will likely cause damage to the flowers as well because people are treading off the walking path and onto the beds where the trilliums and jack-in-the-pulpit grow. We also heard a few branches cracking overhead which gave the whole place quite an eerie feel. All in all not our usual walk today.
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Ice Swimmer says
There were big forces at play.
Are they going to haul off the fallen trees? AFAIK, sawing the fallen trees can be hazardous if done wrong as the bent roots can pack quite a punch for a long time.
Ice Swimmer there is a non-interference policy in place, which means they will leave the trees where they fell and just cut open the path.
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
That’s the one here as well.
We’re in a water protection area and that means the only work they’ll do is to make sure that it’s safe for people as it is also a “Naherholungsgebiet*”
AFAIK dead wood is an important part of a healthy ecosystem.
*We do have the best words. Naherholubngsgebiet is a local area in nature where people like to spend time and relax.
chigau (違う) says
Chain-saws are good.
After a storm drop all the widow-makers, leave the standers.
I’m glad there’s a non-interference policy. Too many people don’t realize the importance of dead wood. Beautiful photos, Voyager.
I’ve been seeing photos from people back home going through the ice storm and the aftermath, stay safe! It looks awfully pretty, but I remember the great storm of ’98. Eek.