This winter has been a going concern for many folks in Ontario. Our trees this year have taking a real beating with the high winds, freezing rain, heavy wet snow and more freezing rain.
When we first got hit with the ice storm many people in and around the region lost their hydro.
There were power lines on the road, across roofs and hanging in the trees, I’ts been a real mess.
Another thing is some of the big trees that landed on septic beds may very well have damaged the pipes in the bed with the sharp snapped off branches that plunged to the ground.
Most areas have a lot of snow so with my experience it makes no sense to try to clean up the broken branches until some of the snow melts away, this way no branches will get left behind.
So whats going to happen to all the trees with broken branches? Well in my opinion if they’re not too badly broken they will survive, some are best to be turned to firewood.
Some trees with broken tops still have parts of the branches hanging on the tree. This could be dangerous because at some time or another that branch will likely fall to the ground. So be careful in any event when you’re around these trees, a fallen branch could cause injury or be fatal.
Some of the trees can be replace with smaller trees if there is no way of saving them, or a nice rock garden may look good where the tree is.
I will post some photos of some of the damage in my next post.