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Several weeks ago a storm
with extremely strong winds
blew through NYC
felling over 300 trees in Central Park alone
(many other parks lost trees too)This how the clean up is being handled.



21 comments:

  1. Thanks Daryl , for that...wow...what a storm...we have just had strong high winds again here in Melbourne, yesterday and today...whew....! Taking small children to the beach in the cold was a bit much yesterday!

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  2. Yes, I read about this. Trees that might have been planted by Olmsted himself were felled. Life!


    Aloha

    Comfort Spiral

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  3. I saw a novel in the bookstore with the title "A Big Storm Knocked It Over." What a great title.

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  4. That was quite a storm. At least the chips can be used as mulch. Small comfort for the loss of all those wonderful trees.

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  5. the morning after the storm I saw news footage of joggers leaping over the trees without so much as a glance and I thought again how much I love NYers

    I guess wood chips are better than nothing
    I hate when a tree dies

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  6. WOW!! A bit sad losing some of the majestic trees however it nice to see that the loss will be recycled into wood chips ..nice to be GREEN!

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  7. Well, that is life's cycle. Here's an idea...why not offer the wood to local furniture makers. The ultimate recyle system! Then, many people can own a tree from Central Park!

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  8. Remarkable! We get big winds here that occasionally take out trees. It's always kind of sad to see them sprawled on the ground.

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  9. That's kinda cool! Where was I when that storm blew through? There was a tornado around Shelton, CT that day. And I was oblivious to the whole thing. Living between you and Shelton youda thunk Norwalk would have had SOME kind of weather...

    NYC certainly won't be needing wood chips for quite a while!

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  10. ...Hi Daryl! Yeah, I agree with 'Deb' up there. There's a flurry of talented furniture artisans in your neck of the woods, I'm surprised they didn't offer the trees to them instead... How cool would it be to say that a table you purchased was made from a tree from Central Park? :o)

    ...Oh well, mulch is good...

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  11. That must have been quite a storm.

    A few years ago I was in Vancouver just after a major storm - Stanley Park also lost hundreds of trees, the power of nature can be quite overwhelming at times.

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  12. Mother nature does her thing I guess. Still, sad the trees are downed, but the good news is the parks guys will use the wood-chips to give back and more trees can grow.

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  13. I like the idea of furniture, too. I suspect I'll be seeing some of the wood chips around here....as mulch. Sad. Are there replanting plans?

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  14. I didn't know it until I saw it in person. I can't believe how many trees that storm took out.

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  15. We're intimately familiar with storms that knock down trees here. Back in '96 Hurricane Fran (which had actually been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached us) blew through Raleigh dropping trees everywhere (my parents lost over 80 trees -- including some really big trees -- at their house alone). The resulting pile of mulch was measured in acres -- and was something like 10 stories high. But you didn't really notice how big it was until you saw tri-axle dump trucks driving on top of it.

    It's always sad when mature trees fall victim to anything, but somehow it's less sad when it's a force of nature that takes them down. There's actually something comforting about the circle of life continuing.

    Unless of course, you're in the path of the falling tree.

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  16. That was two days before the tornados that hit our area last month. It sure reinforces a respect for nature's ways.

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  17. I'm not sure if that is the same day or around the same time that we had a plowing tornado go through my brother's. I was in my little trailer and it was scary!

    Lots of damage done around Sundre but even more in small communities east of it. Luckily nothing here at The Barn.

    Home again - tired - but trying to catch up. It may take some time.

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