Just got a report about the damage in our Radburn parks, with a comparison
to the damage from Irene:
"During Irene we lost one tree and had 1 branch break that needed
corrective pruning. Most of the debris that came down during Irene was
small dead branches that could not sustain high wind. The landscapers
piled them up and our maintenance man took approximately 20 truckloads to
the recycling center." (Our town composts yard waste)
"The work needed for the damage from the October freak ice/snowstorm
involves large debris removal and corrective pruning of 72 trees.
Unfortunately the trees that had the best leaf growth sustained the
greatest damage. Much of the pruning required is beyond the reach of
machinery and will have to be done by climbers. It is a massive
undertaking and cannot be compared to the damage hurricane Irene caused."
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