Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One month later...

I finally have a few minutes to post some of the pictures last week of the aftermath of the big wind storm. When you see whole forests like this just plowed down, you understand why so many people were without power & phones for weeks on end:Everywhere I went, there were rows of massive trees lying everywhere, some with roots as big as my rental car, as if they were as light as dominos:

And in other places, you had piles and piles of logs laying around, from the trees that had already been cut down. I wonder what they're going to do with them all?This was just around the bend from one of my client's - I got chills driving past it. It was so creepy to see all of those splintered trunks just standing there. I can't even describe how sad it was - it was so silent and still, like being in a tree graveyard.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm with you. the death of a tree, especially ones that are older than me, always disturbs me a lot. i must have been a druid or some other kind of tree hugger in a previous generation.

March 3, 2009 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Andromeda said...

There was a tornado in Maryland in like, 2002 that hit the UMD campus, and that's just what it looked like, broken trees every where, very creepy. They haven't grown back very much, it's such a weird thing to drive past it and see right onto campus and not into the forest that was once there.

March 3, 2009 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

The same thing like that happened in the Lorraine region during the big storm in 1999 and even now there's still evidence of the destruction. Those logs will be sold to whichever sawmill wants them, it'll create jobs in the ONF, that's how my boy got into his current job, so some good can come from the bad.

March 4, 2009 at 7:15 AM  

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