Most of the snow and ice are gone now. Now is just the destruction. And the clean up….
People call these branches “widow makers”. I am not a fan of that term.
The sounds of trees breaking sounded like bombs going off. That sound has now bee replaced by the sounds of tractors and chainsaws all over the neighborhood.
This is our huge maple tree. Half of it is in the neighbors yard.
Then more huge branches are in our yard which landed on our shed and chicken coop (not a lot of damage aside from dents from what I can see. We were lucky it fell straight down.) I think this one may survive… but we will just have to see.
I have been looking at the broken cherry for two days now and although it will never be the same, I think I may be able to save it with some strategic dramatic pruning. It’s such a beautiful tree… Here’s hoping!