Last week's blizzard dumped 18" of snow on us, leaving no question as to whether this year would be a white Christmas! It was a heavy, wet snow that stuck to whatever surface it landed upon. This type of snow makes for very beautiful scenery, but as you'll see below -- isn't the best for the trees!
|With the size of this oak, it should have been able to withstand the storm. However, it had been growing in the shadow of a larger tree that we had removed when Beaver Tree was out; thus, it isn't as strong as it should be.|
|Spruce with their winter jackets on.|
|Turns out, wildlife like our bridge across Mud Creek just as much as we do! |
Those are all wildlife tracks in the photo; recognize any of them?
|Mud Creek has never looked so nice!|
|Popple, thin and tall.|
|The "Enchanted Forest" (name given by the Arington grand kids) looks even more enchanted!|
|Young oaks that did not fare well during the storm.|
|This walnut tree's lower limbs are bearing a lot of weight. But my (extremely limited) forestry expertise tells me it should be pruned anyway... right Arik?|
|These white pine were planted by students on Arbor Day a couple years ago and are doing great!|
|Husker Barn and farm house.|
|View down Husker Road.|