Friday, February 7, 2014

Winter Ice Storm Damage

This is so sad.  We spent a good part of the summer dead branches, cutting down down trees, and shaping some of our newer trees.  It may all be for naught now.

The vertical juniper that we planted 8 years ago was finally big enough to hide the gas meter and exhaust ducts for the two furnaces.  Looks like the only thing the juniper is hiding now is the driveway.  It will need to be removed and replaced.

The old triple trunk pine that we have spent years removing dead branches and shaping into something other than an awkward half dead pine tree is not a single trunk pine with two broken trunks.  It will need removing.  This will actually give us a chance to plant a large spruce in the center of the triangle shaped green space.  The triple trunk pine was right on the edge and sometimes made it hard for large vehicles to maneuver around the circle driveway.

Our two huge silver maples are a mess and will require professional help.  I know they are really prone to breakage but one is well over 100 years old and the other is probably 75 years old.

I had hoped to get an early start on painting the house this spring but I can see that we will probably spend the first month, after the snow melts and the lawn dries up, just trying to pick up branches.

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