Perfect Storm

Is there really a perfect storm? I think the pre-Halloween storm we had in the Hartford area was pretty close. With the wet snow, it took down branches from most of my trees and completely knocked down at least 4. I still don’t know how many others on my property will die because of broken branches.Remains of a really large tree that lost most of it’s branches and had to come down. It doesn’t look that large, but at the base it was over 3 ft in diameter. Here’s some more.

Have I mentioned that the snow that fell weighed 40 lbs per cubic foot and that it fell on trees that still had most of their leaves? No wonder the branches came down! Even the pine trees that are supposed to be able to take it lost a lot of branches.

We had at least 3 crews working on the cleanup. Things are getting back to normal, however. I only wish I had done a video with sound of what it was like as the branches and trees were falling with this sick thud. Sometimes you could hear a branch crack at the top and as it fell it took down a series of lower branches. My wife and I slept in the basement that night because we have one oak with some big branches hanging directly over our bedroom. Fortunately they are still there and our house survived without a scratch.

Were you in the storm? Let me know what happened to you. We can compare notes such as how long you were without power. For us, it was 8 days.


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